I have gardened in Ohio for five summers. I have tried to grow zucchini and other squash for five summers. I have been unsuccessful...drum roll please....five summers! I love squashes and zucchini. It is so frustrating to me that they always die out early in the year. This is actually the latest I've still had zucchini. Last summer I was able to harvest just one! I should add that I have moved so in total I have been unsuccessful in three different locations. All in the same County, just different homes. My first thread is here: http://www.homesteadingtoday.com/showthread.php?t=358328 I am hopeful that it is alright that I am posting another thread. I planted four zucchini plants total. This one was the first to go: I have looked high and low for bugs and eggs. I have found none. I pulled up the plant and did a zucchini autopsy. Again, I found no bugs or eggs. I did take pictures though... At the base of the stem: What is the white stuff? This is my second zucchini plant that is starting not to look so hot. Picture was taken today. First zucchini autopsy was done early part of last week. Another from today. Leaves are starting to wilt downward. Slightly: Squash is planted in the same bed. Kinda lacking the lush green leaves that one would hope for. Unfortunately the picture quality is poor but this is a picture of my watermelon and cantaloupe bed. It is about five feet from the squashes. These plants are doing wonderfully.