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How long will zucchini plants produce?

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by hangin'witthepeeps, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Jun 9, 2011
    hangin'witthepeeps

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    Okay another zucchini question. I know, I know all I ever talk about is zucchini (or beans), but this is serious. I now have plants that have small zucchini's that I hand pollinated this morning. Is now the time to start new hills growing so that in 30 or 45 days when these play out I have more fresh zucchini? I never knew that they only produced for 30 or 45 days, I just read this on another gardening forum.

    Thanks, Melissa

    Picture of my zucchini's, my babies. As you can see there is room to plant another hill or two. I want to maintain two hills all summer long. I've been eating a grilled zucchini (from the failed barrel experiment) every night for a week now. I have three Ichabod Eggplants ready and two Green Bell peppers and I want to make a stir fry this weekend. Yummy!!!! I will never tire of zucchini. :drool

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    Greenthumb18

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    They should keep on producing for you all summer long as long as you keep picking them when their small around 6 to 8 inches. But yes another hill or two will improve your yield more.
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    hoodat

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    My rule of thumb is to start new plants about every two months away from the old ones so mildew will not spread to them. I tear the old plants out at the first sign of mildew. That's usually a sign that your plants are getting worn out and I don't find it's worth fighting mildew on older plants. That's what the compost heap is for.
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    lesa

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    So much will depend on your conditions. I have had plants produce all summer- and others which are overcome with mildew, before I got tired of zucchini!
    Do you have another garden spot further away from your current plants?
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    hangin'witthepeeps

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    Yes, I do and I can move the existing soaker hose with it as I have the new drip irrigation. I will sow some seed this weekend. Thanks for the great advise!!!!

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