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Thursday, March 6, 2014

ZUCCHINI : PROGRESS #1

This is my first time on growing zucchini.
There are so much pleasure to try something new in my home garden.


I bought the seeds from online store.
I was sowing the four seeds on January 20, and the seedlings were transplanted in February 9.



I found the first male flower in February 25.



Lovely flower buds...


From a sachet I got two varieties.
Look the differences...


I'm not sure about the result forward.
I find the curly leaves on a pot plant.


I find lots of flower buds, but I haven't find female buds yet.


I hope they will give me their best result.

22 comments:

  1. If I remember correctly male flowers come first, you might have to wait a few days for the female flowers to arrive. What colour are you growing green or yellow?

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    1. I'm growing deep green zucchini, but I don't know the other one. This morning, I found a female flower bud.

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    1. Really? I have never heard before. Sounds so interesting

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  3. I have had both varieties, squash bugs and vine bores usually kill my plants but I plant a lot to make up for it. Don't let them get big like pumpkins, They are ready to eat not long after blooming. If left too long they get seeds and the center is not firm but can be scooped out and filled with a stuffing or grated to make cake or fritters. More ways to eat them than pumpkin.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, so interesting. A great lesson.

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  4. They look healthy! America has a lot of goofy holidays, and there is one in August called something like 'sneak a zucchini on your neighbor's porch'. That's when people have so many zucchinis that they can't seem to give them away, so they drop them on a neighbor's porch and run. I don't know anyone who actually participates, but it sure is a funny 'holiday'.

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    1. That's really an interesting holiday. So funny

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  5. My mother plants some every year and say they are very easy, I tried last year, but the plants were eaten by worms before I had any fruit!

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    1. Oh please... I see it's really easy growing, the growth is very fast. Suchs lovely plant.

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  6. Looks great! I haven’t grown zucchini - or courgettes as they are called here in Britain before, but it looks like you are growing yours in a large pot? Maybe I can do the same then. What is the average day and night temperature where you live right now? Does it differ much through the year? Just interested comparing it to where I live in London, as here you really have to think about when to sow and if sowing indoors or outdoors, and also if sowing indoors, when to take the plants outside. Many seedlings would not survive the night temperatures while other are perfectly happy outdoors.

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    1. I live on middleland. The everage temperature during rainy season is about 22-28C at the day and about 20-22C at the night. But during dry season the temperature is about 22-26C at the day and about 16-20 at the night. We have a mild tropics climate I think. Yes, gardening on your climate must be have a very good planning.

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    2. You have the ideal greenhouse temperature all year round!
      Here in London we have anything from minus 5C to plus 12 during the winter and in the summer it varies from 15C to 30C during the day although our heat record is 37.5 C. At night the summer temperature is usually much lower, unless we have had a heat wave for a long time, then we can have summer temperatures above 20C at night too. Autumn and spring is very changeable, can be just as hot as in the summer and just as cold as in the winter, you can’t really plan for anything. But it doesn’t normally rain as much in London as people think – well it has this winter – more than the last 360 years! But normally we have a rather dry climate here on the east coast.
      It’s nice to know a bit about each other’s climate when we see what we grow, it would be impossible for me to grow courgettes outdoors at this time of year :-)

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    3. Yes, I think you can grow there outdoors. I see the courgettes grow very well on your climate on Alan Tichmark and Monty Don video. I hope you get lucky on growing this veggie.

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    4. Yes, when we get a bit warmer nights, it is still just above freezing here at night. But most people sow indoors now and take them outdoors when it gets a bit warmer.

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    5. Yes, sowing and germinating indoor is much safe for you seeds. We can control and keep them safe from the extreme weather

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  7. Bardzo lubię cukinie i co roku jest ich mnóstwo w moim warzywniku. Jeszcze nie wysiałam bo u nas do gruntu można sadzić dopiero w maju. Masz szczęście, że możesz uprawiać rośliny przez cały rok. Najlepsze są cukinie młode i niewielkie. Wspaniale smakuje leczo z warzywami. Można je też smażyć w panierce jak kotlety - pycha. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.

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    1. Thank you for sharing me your experience, a great lesson. Actually, I have never cooked zucchini before ;).

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  8. They look amazingly healthy, and they've grown really quickly. No doubt you will have loads of courgettes/zucchini before too long.

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  9. Zucchini are prolific growers who will reward your excellent gardening skills with arm loads of vegetables. Your plants look super healthy!

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    1. Thanks. But I have unpredictable during this month. I'm not sure about the result forward. I hope a lovely yield

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