Zucchini Issues

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That is what I am seeing. I have read that the soil should be wet approximately 3-4 inches down. If it's calcium how do I fix that?
There are 3 and argueably 4 ways. My favorite (1) is spray them with Calcium Nitrate. This is the only soluble (read immediately usable) form of calcium where the various limestones, gypsums and so forths have to be broken down an made soluble by soil biota. Second is help the plant uptake calcium that exists. Proper moisture (4?) and magnesium sulfate (epsom salts) (2) help this issue. Ensure longer term supply is fertilized into the soil (3) so it can breakdown and be ready when the bandaid efforts lose their vigor and it transitions into a more normal situation.
 
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There are 3 and argueably 4 ways. My favorite (1) is spray them with Calcium Nitrate. This is the only soluble (read immediately usable) form of calcium where the various limestones, gypsums and so forths have to be broken down an made soluble by soil biota. Second is help the plant uptake calcium that exists. Proper moisture (4?) and magnesium sulfate (epsom salts) (2) help this issue. Ensure longer term supply is fertilized into the soil (3) so it can breakdown and be ready when the bandaid efforts lose their vigor and it transitions into a more normal situation.
Thank you. I had seen a product by Vigoro that is a vegetable food with calcium but I can try your way first
 

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Thank you. I had seen a product by Vigoro that is a vegetable food with calcium but I can try your way first
I understand. There is a lot of get ready for gardens. The get ready of how much is enough is really hard. 1\2 cup is meaningless if the concentration varies, which it does across suppliers. Mass, as expressed in the metric system, is far easier to use and worth a study if one wants to understand what mass of fertilizer does what to what mass of soil. It uses water as a standard, and suprisingly so do gardeners.
 

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