Zucchini are very firmly established in Russian gardens and vegetable gardens. This is not surprising, because they are absolutely unpretentious in care, they have a pleasant, unobtrusive taste.

We will bring decay

But with all these positive qualities, some gardeners sometimes face a very unpleasant situation when seemingly healthy plants lose their ovaries before our eyes: they simply begin to rot. To finally understand this problem, you need to know the primary sources of such an unpleasant phenomenon in order to avoid them later.


The first cause of zucchini ovary rotting is weather conditions. Zucchini is a vegetable of southern origin, so it is quite whimsical to weather conditions, it does not tolerate cold and excessive moisture. If, for example, it is a cold, rainy summer, then most likely the ovaries will not be able to keep in a healthy and strong state.

In such weather conditions, zucchini, like humans, has a reduced immunity. And such a plant is not able to supply all its fruits with vitamins.

Lack of vitamins

The second cause of ovary rotting can be a poor supply of plants with micro-minerals and vitamins. In this case, we are talking about precisely such substances as boron and iodine, because all pumpkin seeds especially sharply feel the deficiency of these elements. This problem is much easier to solve than the previous one related to weather conditions. It is enough just to choose the right feeding, thereby compensate for the lack of boron and iodine.

Dense plantings

If not one of the previous conditions is violated, but the zucchini ovaries continue to rot, then most likely the reason for this phenomenon lies in the fact that the gardener simply planted the vegetable incorrectly. Even though the plant itself will look healthy and strong, it is unlikely to bear fruit in such a situation because the squash needs to be left with enough space around it. If they are planted incorrectly and the leaves of one fruit overlap the leaves of another, then the process of airing the plant is completely excluded here, which is the main reason for its subsequent decay.