Problem with courgettes

Don Adams asked 11 years ago

I am growing courgettes in a polytunnel. However the fruits are turning rotten from the flower end. This happens when the fruits are small (about 2-3 inches.I tried growing courgettes outside last year and the same thing happened. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The rotting of the end of courgettes is usually caused by fungi encouraged by dull wet weather and slow growth.

Usually the problem vanishes in good weather. Courgettes need a sunny spot in rich fertile soil that drains well.