I have 6 or 7 containers of yellow squash, they are so beautiful, but I noticed the big leaves are turning yellow spotted and the squash looks sort of wilted and soft   Am I watering too much or what am I doing wrong

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You may not be doing anything wrong.

If the yellowing is to the leaves closest to the base of the plant these are the oldest leaves and may be dying naturally.  Newer leaves should keep appearing from the top or end of the plants.

Some small squash will get wilty looking, soggy, and start to turn brown.  That is usally a sign that the blossom wasn't pollinated and those fruit are dying a natural death.  Only blossoms that are pollinated will give fruit that will grow properly.  All squash will loose dome fruit as the male and female flowers do not always appear at the same time and therefore all the female flowers do not get polinated.
Thank you so much!  We love squash, esp yellow squash and last year we did not do well on our yellow squash.  We did real well on zucchini, but not the yellow squash and I was afraid maybe we were going to have a repeat of last year, but now I feel much better about it.
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