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I have grown a single plant of bush marrow, as I have done many times before.
This year it is setting plenty of fruit but when they reach around 5-6 ins. long they develop blossom end rot and the whole fruit then rots. So far I have only been able to pick one marrow. I have never had this problem before. I have started removing the dead flowers to see if that helps. Is it the weather causing this problem?


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I grow marrows,  I’m not sure about blossom end rot on those, I thought that was just tomatoes.
    What will happen on some is that they go yellow and soggy on the flower end ,  that’s because they weren’t pollinated.  Try doing that yourself,  paintbrush or gentle finger.
    I did find mine had a lot of males before any females showed,   But then courgettes do that as well.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Joyce Goldenlily what variety of marrow?
  • Long Green Bush 2
  • marrow get blossom end rot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    marrow get blossom end rot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Another rude poster! 
    I’ve already answered Joyce’s question .   Do Americans have anything helpful with growing marrows.   You seem to be in contact with every gardener since 1900. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lyn  you tell me since most brits can't tell 
    difference between a marrow and zucchini. 
    heck most brits think all squash are marrows. 

    I have done more vegetable garden research then most people.
    most garden info pre 1900 is full old wives tales as for uk
     gardeners they still follow a lot out date garden advice.
    that we in US debunked as wrong incorrect  50+ years ago. 
     but if you want to challenge me here is simple one in thread
    i started on. 1917 city garden.

     how many plants of each type of vegetable is in garden diagram. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,800
    edited September 2022
    This forum isn’t about being competitive @war garden 572 … it’s about trying to help people by answering their queries. 
    Most of us are nice people and try not to be rude to others, even when we disagree. 
    Insulting other people and other nationalities is rude, as is bragging. 
    Please be pleasant and friendly and help the world be a kinder place. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • war  garden 572war garden 572 Posts: 651
    edited September 2022
    Dovefromabove lyn was  one who brought nationaties into it.
    as for my point on out of date info and old wives tales used by
     uk gardeners was the subject of an article in both uk telegraph
     and uk guardian in last two years.  I also cited several articles
    in past post from uk sources refuting bad info post by posters
    on this board. because UK posters do not trust info from american

     and gardening  has a lot competition in it. given the
    economic issues with food and other essential supplies.
    gardening  will be a competition for not going hungry or broke.
    given the tough economic times ahead. Just like it was for
     our ancestors during ww1, the great depression, ww2 and
    1970's energy crisis. 
  • Growing conditions can vary hugely across the UK … even more across the USA. 

    Let’s try to be respectful of other people’s individual experiences. 

    There is very rarely a cut and dried ‘right or wrong’ answer in gardening. 


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Dovefromabove 
    it is not a tough as you think and you are making excuses for lack
    of knowledge and not doing simple research for other posters. 
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