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Friend of mine shared this with me, from Reddit. I figure there is a non-zero chance it's someone from this crew:

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Is this root rot, some other disease, or pest?
 

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We are having rather a cool start to summer, bit annoying in terms of growth of plants. 15c during the day and also some 40mph gusts
 

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Squashes? Might be powdery mildew are you getting frosted looking leaves? It's insect related. That's what usually kills mine. Squash borders are another more specific problem.
There is no frosting at all. It started on one plant and the first thing Google produced for “squash leaves rust” was root rot. Since then it has spread to leaves of other plants that touch the first one though so I am thinking there is a mite involved and maybe it’s just too small to see.
 

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There is no frosting at all. It started on one plant and the first thing Google produced for “squash leaves rust” was root rot. Since then it has spread to leaves of other plants that touch the first one though so I am thinking there is a mite involved and maybe it’s just too small to see.
Have you tried treating it? I'd remove the affected leaves and maybe try neem oil.
 

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Yesterday was NOT a good garden day. My cucumber trellis collapsed! And some cat decided that my bean plant made a nice, cool bed. I think I’ve got both fixed now, with guy wires on the trellis and bamboo skewers to guard the beans.
 

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I was looking forward to spending the summer at home so I planted the garden. Tomatoes were looking good, some already starting to turn orange. Lots of carrots, beets, scallions had come up and were doing well. Then the wife decided we'd spend the summer at "her" house in France. Assuming the automatic drip system works we'll have lots of stuff to harvest in September. And my BIL in France used our backyard for a garden so we should have lots of tomatoes and squash over here. Later this week I'll go to the nursery down the road and see what else I can plant.
 

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So I bought a 3-pack of chiltepin peppers this year and one of them got its first blooms today. I went to check the others and noticed that one of the plants is hairy! I used Google Lens to look it up and it says that it’s a Rocoto pepper plant. I guess we will see….
 

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Is this root rot, some other disease, or pest?
I do see some powdery mildew I think, or its after effects. But my first instinct was a pest. Check the under side of leaf for small bugs, like mites. Some are smaller I wonder. If it could be powdery mildew get rid of that leaf, well do anyways I think. I use pest spray, many here dont ymmv. Sorry to see. If it's not powdery mildew try washing under side and top of leaf.
 

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The self watering gardens are in and I will update before to long. Beautiful gardens all!
 

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My jalapeño and bell pepper plants are packed!
 

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Rocotos usually have purple flowers too
No blooms yet, which sounds like it might be typical of rocotos at 90F, but time will tell. I looked at a few rocoto pics this weekend and my leaves don't seem as hairy - but they aren't glossy like my other peppers either, and have a very fuzzy stem. Just looking at stems, they seem to match the Black Cobra closest, which would be disappointing.
 

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Sowed all my indoor tomatoes march 13th, these are the most advanced. Lots more dull weather forecast so not sure I'll see much progress
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What're your plans for both?
The bells are Golden Bells. We will probably eat about half fresh, in salads and such, and about half roasted (airfryer).

The jalapenos are supposed to be a larger variety, good for poppers. I love what I call All-Out poppers, with bacon and all, but last year I started doing short-and-shoddy poppers that are basically cream cheese in a jalapeno boat, and makes a good side to most meals.

Any that we can't use before they turn red will go into sauces. I've always fermented sauces in the past and loved how they turned out but I made a quick batch of cayenne sauce last week and everyone loved it so I'm sure I'll do some 30 minute sauces with the jalapenos as well.
 

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First outside fruit set on a crimson crush. Sowed this at the end of March.

2022 cereal crop might fill a thimble. I found these growing from some homemade compost and potted them up, I presume it is from pearl barley as I can't remember using unmalted whole barley when brewing. Or is it wheat?
 

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First outside fruit set on a crimson crush. Sowed this at the end of March.

2022 cereal crop might fill a thimble. I found these growing from some homemade compost and potted them up, I presume it is from pearl barley as I can't remember using unmalted whole barley when brewing. Or is it wheat?
Wheat and barley look very similar. Search google for wheat auricle hairy and you'll find the difference to look for. Wheat is hairy, barley is not. I can't see in that picture.
 

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One of my crooked neck squash produced fantastic fruit for a few weeks but now it is producing a weird gourd-like fruit. Any ideas?
 

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First crop of golden beets! Sautéed beet greens and roasted beets. I only planted a few to see how everyone liked them but I will definitely be planting more.
 

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One of my crooked neck squash produced fantastic fruit for a few weeks but now it is producing a weird gourd-like fruit. Any ideas?
It may be receiving pollen from a different variety. You could hand pollinate the female flowers with male flowers from the same plant or another of the same variety and see if that corrects the problem.
 
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One of my crooked neck squash produced fantastic fruit for a few weeks but now it is producing a weird gourd-like fruit. Any ideas?
I'm pretty sure this is a pollination problem. Sometimes pollination insects are around, they are just attracted to easier food sources during specific time periods.

Cross pollination shouldn't be an issue here because that wouldn't show up until the next generation.
 

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I'm pretty sure this is a pollination problem. Sometimes pollination insects are around, they are just attracted to easier food sources during specific time periods.

Cross pollination shouldn't be an issue here because that wouldn't show up until the next generation.
My bad I forgot that part!

No male flowers present initially could be another reason? I had fruits forming on the female flowers of both my zucchini and yellow squash and I was starting to worry about them getting pollinated. The male flowers have since bloomed and the fruits are fine so far. On a gardening page, one gardener had fruits that were sort of rotted near the end and it was suggested they hadn't been pollinated. I don't know if that is the result when that happens. It seemed more of a blossom rot but my squash typically get wiped out by blight so I don't have much knowledge about other issues with squashes.

Curious situation it is. In the picture most look like maybe a cross between crookneck and perhaps butternut as far as color and profile. But those ridges are a bit like acorn squashes. Maybe a crossed generation with variability in fruit expression. Or perhaps temperature or local climate changed and affected fruit formation? Just tosses out ideas not sure if any of those occur.

What color is the inside @bleme ?
 
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The bells are Golden Bells. We will probably eat about half fresh, in salads and such, and about half roasted (airfryer).

The jalapenos are supposed to be a larger variety, good for poppers. I love what I call All-Out poppers, with bacon and all, but last year I started doing short-and-shoddy poppers that are basically cream cheese in a jalapeno boat, and makes a good side to most meals.

Any that we can't use before they turn red will go into sauces. I've always fermented sauces in the past and loved how they turned out but I made a quick batch of cayenne sauce last week and everyone loved it so I'm sure I'll do some 30 minute sauces with the jalapenos as well.

I did a side-by-side with my hop pepper sauce and Franks Red Hot. Franks has a depth of flavor that mine don't. So, I fermented a batch and tomorrow will be round two of the comparison.

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Watered 5-6 times, haven’t received my bill yet. Squash and cucumbers are overflowing. Tomatoes are behind because of the heat. Beans under the row cover look like they liked the hot and dry. The peppers are full too, but have a month to go. Starting Chinese cabbage in a week or so. So many 95-100 degree days this year.
 

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Just flowers, no peppers yet, but staying healthy. I have a decent amount of green tomatoes (hurry up and wait). Beans are just forming, eggplants have flowers, cucumbers are forming, zucchini and squash producing. Just picked those broccoli from under the row cover and lots of broccoli raab this year.
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I've had to remove one outside plant due to blight. Been perfect conditions for it unfortunately.
 

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What color is the inside @bleme ?
The inside looks pretty normal except for the hard, thick skin.

The beans are growing like crazy. One day I noticed blossoms and I think 4 days later I have 2ft long beans hanging that appeared out of nowhere!

Also picked 3 of my 7 cherry tomato plants today. If I ever plant this many cherry tomatoes again, just shoot me!
 

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It may be receiving pollen from a different variety. You could hand pollinate the female flowers with male flowers from the same plant or another of the same variety and see if that corrects the problem.
I don’t think it works that way; if cross- pollinated with something else, it will show in the plants produced in next year’s crop from these seeds.

It is possible that LAST year’s plant was crossed and it is showing up this year. If that’s the case, hand pollinating this year won’t undo what’s going on.
 
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