Originally Posted by Donasay
my major gripe about growing in boston is that it is to wet. At first it was great, the squash and pumpkins loved it and I had more zucchini than I knew what to do with, now they are starting to rot on the vine because of all the extra moisture. Additionally I would normally be swimming in tomato sauce by this point in the year, so far I have only had 3 good ones off the vines, the rest keep getting a black mold on the bottom.
The black spots on he bottom is called "bloom end rot". I forget what you use for it. The preventative solution is to till lye into the soil. You can buy a spray on treatment that will put an end to it, just can't think of the name right now.