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I have zucchini growing in my aquaponics and i have only one grow the rest have died at about 3 inches,, i did pollinate them before they died ,, also the plants are starting to grow over the rails around my grow bed. Do i have too much growing in one bed? do i need to add epsom salt to the system? the leaves are not turning brown ,, they are green.

 

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james

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And are you saying the zucchini themselves are dying at 3inches long, or the whole plants are dying at 3 inches?

If the former, you might have my problem: http://www.whatisaquaponics.co/cucumbers-love-nutrients/

Lol, I recommend eating them before they get larger than 3 inches :D Pickles!

Yeah, it could just be a lack of nutrients. I don't know how old your system is, but aquaponic setups take a while to mature and build up enough nutrition to support fruiting plants. Funny though, if I recall correctly, I got cucumbers from a midget variety of cucumber plant that was living solely off of maxicrop. In my experience, cucumbers seem to be the easiest so far among fruiting plants.

Daniel said:

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And are you saying the zucchini themselves are dying at 3inches long, or the whole plants are dying at 3 inches?

If the former, you might have my problem: http://www.whatisaquaponics.co/cucumbers-love-nutrients/

the plant is thriving and taking over my ibc bed ,,, its the zucchini that is dying. i have grown a very large zucchini already the size of your forearm then the new growth has been unsuccessful. i have also pollinated the female flowers with the males.. so i am unsure of the issue other than the heat in my green house in San Antonio TX.


Daniel said:

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And are you saying the zucchini themselves are dying at 3inches long, or the whole plants are dying at 3 inches?

If the former, you might have my problem: http://www.whatisaquaponics.co/cucumbers-love-nutrients/

Are the zucchini's rotting from the flower in, this is often a sign of low calcium intake.

yes the Zucchini is rotting from the flower,,,is there a way to apply calcium to the system?

DaveG said:

Are the zucchini's rotting from the flower in, this is often a sign of low calcium intake.

There are a few ways to add calcium but they usually effect PH so you want to be careful. There are lots of good posts on that if you search the forums. A better option (depending on what your PH level is) is to use a Calcium Foliar Spray.

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/calc...

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