Re: [gardeners] Sick Zucchini

Margaret Lauterbach (
Sun, 06 Aug 2000 09:16:57 -0600

At 05:48 PM 08/05/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>I have 6 zucchini plants that started off well in the early summer, have 
>and fruit appearing, but the leaves are all turning brown and dying.  The new
>leaves are still coming out fresh and green but soon after, die.  Can anyone
>make any suggestions as to what the problem might be?

If you're in the part of the country that has squash vine borers, that's 
probably your answer. If you're in the West, it's probably squash bugs. 
Pick a dead leaf off the ground. Are there little grey scurrying bugs? 
Squash bugs. They poison the plant, somehow, and it looks like it's dry 
before it dies, but it isn't.  Margaret L