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Question for gardeners re zucchini

 
coolhandluke74

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07/03/2009 12:51 AM
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Soon you will have more zucchini then you can handle
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07/03/2009 02:10 PM
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My zucchini is doing great. I have a few set on, and will have zucchini ready to eat within another week. :) (God willing!) My yellow crookneck squash are also coming on nicely.

I used plants that were already started, from the local nursery. And yes, you should plant at least three to a hill.

It could be a weather issue ... where are you, OP, and what has the weather been like?


As to the person with yellowing plants, it could be air pollution. If the neighbors have been spraying their yard for weeds, some of the weed killer may have drifted over to your garden.

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07/03/2009 02:13 PM
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Look up recipes for zucchini blossoms... great battered and fried or stuffed.
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07/03/2009 02:14 PM
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Look up recipes for zucchini blossoms... great battered and fried or stuffed.
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these are tasty
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07/03/2009 02:26 PM
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Re: Question for gardeners re zucchini
bees



Haven't seen a honey bee yet :( but have seen plenty of bumblebees and those stupid wasp things.
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Same thing here in central Texas - NO BEES !
Usually they are everywhere in my yard. My tomato plant's are full and healthy and flowering - but no tomato's.
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I've seen more honey bees than usual this year. Although that may be because I have, in the past two years, planted a few flowering plants that attract honey bees ... (lavender and echinacea to name two).

It's nice to see the honey bees back!
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07/03/2009 03:23 PM
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You probably have squash worms. (I get them every year, and this year I've already replaced my crooknecks twice and my zucchini once)

If you look at the area where the stem goes into the dirt, you might notice a "woody" looking spot that isn't green anymore, like the rest of the stem going up. If there's a slit or a hole in the stem, you've got squash worms.

You can buy BT (bacillus therangensis..spelling?) and spray, but you won't save the plant UNLESS you can get the worm out. To get the worm out, use a pair of looooooong thin hemostat pliers, and stick the tips in the (hollow) stem with the pliers open, then "grab" a few times up in the stem and bring out the pliers and see what you've got.

A lot of times, a creepy huge slug looking thing will come out with your pliers!

Once you've gotten the worm out, put (not kidding) duct tape carefully around the injured area, and make it hard for a worm to reach any of the hollow stem area at the base.

If you do this successfully, your zucchini will start growing again as if nothing happened! The stem damage doesn't seem to prevent growth, so long as you get the worms out.

HTH!
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Once you've gotten the worm out, put (not kidding) duct tape carefully around the injured area, and make it hard for a worm to reach any of the hollow stem area at the base. //...
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Finally!

laugh ... a use for all that duct tape we bought eight years ago.

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