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Posted July 26, 2017 - 08:06 PM

I've never grown zucchini before except once and the borers got them. I've heard all the jokes about how prolific zukes are; you can't get rid of all of them.

 

This year I've planted bush zucchinis; three hills of them. They are growing prolifically, flowering a lot, but I've only gotten two fruit so far. Is there a problem?


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Posted July 26, 2017 - 08:41 PM

I've only gotten two fruit so far

 

I can't imagine anyone wanting to insult fruit like that.  :(   :smilewink:


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Posted July 26, 2017 - 08:52 PM

I've never had a problem with zucchini not producing. It gets so bad, you have to leave zucchini on your neighbor's porch in the dark of the night so they become someone else's problem to handle.

Are you sute you're not overlooking them under the vines. I swear you can check one day and have nothing and look the next day and have a bucketful.
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Posted July 26, 2017 - 09:21 PM

Are cucumber beetles eating the flower ovary off?  Gotta look really hard, they are not big, yellow and black striped bug that like to fall to ground as a defence.

The only other problem with zuc's other than being able to give them away is blossom end rot which is usually a calcium deficiency.


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Posted July 26, 2017 - 09:59 PM

Man you want want some? I have plants chest high. I've probably picked 60 fruits. We've also had a ton of rain. Seems once the first one shows, they don't slow. How long ago did you plant? How big are your plants?

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Posted July 26, 2017 - 10:13 PM

I've never had a problem with zucchini not producing. It gets so bad, you have to leave zucchini on your neighbor's porch in the dark of the night so they become someone else's problem to handle.

Are you sute you're not overlooking them under the vines. I swear you can check one day and have nothing and look the next day and have a bucketful.


My wife got a kick out of the neighbor idea. Your right nothing one day next day there everywhere.

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Posted July 27, 2017 - 05:47 AM

I picked a few squash from my plants , plenty of flowers but when I checked a few days later was expecting to pick more and to my surprise , nothing , upon a closer look a groundhog ate the stems that the squash was growing :mad2: didn't touch the rest of the plant , maybe a animal has been munching on yours ?  


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Posted July 27, 2017 - 06:28 AM

I have gotten just a couple of small ones so far this year too.......Usually much better. It has been quite wet here this year, wonder if thats why. 


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Posted July 27, 2017 - 06:31 AM

delicious fruits or vegetables...



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Posted July 27, 2017 - 07:05 AM

I've never had a problem with zucchini not producing. It gets so bad, you have to leave zucchini on your neighbor's porch in the dark of the night so they become someone else's problem to handle.
 

 

You're not kidding.

 

I put in a 16x16 garden for the wife this year.  She put WAY too much in the garden and I'm not sure she'll get much out of it because everything is so close together.  We were looking at it and I asked why in the world she'd have 2 zucchini plants when one would feed the whole block.  Her answer was that they came 4 to a package and she didn't want to throw any away.  Turns out I'd overlooked the OTHER 2 zucchini plants in her little garden.

 

I did eventually talk her into ripping out two of the zucchini plants.

 

I can't imagine why she's messing with them at all since she has a friend that hands here a grocery bag full every time they see each other.


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Posted July 27, 2017 - 07:16 AM

I have gotten just a couple of small ones so far this year too.......Usually much better. It has been quite wet here this year, wonder if thats why. 

No beetles . . .   no ground chucks . . .   The rabbits are fixated on the green beans. We had a wet spring that got us a late start. I'll take a photo. Maybe It's too soon. A lot of the flowers are male.


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Posted July 27, 2017 - 08:16 AM

 It gets so bad, you have to leave zucchini on your neighbor's porch in the dark of the night so they become someone else's problem to handle.
 

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Posted July 27, 2017 - 09:53 AM

This is a variety called Zucchini Dark.

 

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Posted July 27, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Zucchini seem to take care of themselves. We grow them in the compost pile. Wife uses them for filler in soups, stews, cakes etc. My fav is slicing in half and stuffing with seasoned sausage meat(think hot Italian) pasta sauce and Romano cheese
My chief cook and bottle washer always picks them at about 2 - 3 lbs..  Some were allowed to grow larger  when we had our big dogs and zucchini was added to their food as they were raw fed and some veggies required in diet.


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Posted July 27, 2017 - 11:14 AM

I like them saute'd in the skillet with tomatos,celery, whatever. I bet they can go in fried corn, too.


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