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Thursday, March 27, 2014

ZUCCHINI : PROGRESS # 3

My zucchinis look grow very well at the first time. 
Grow so fast, look so thrives with a plentiful flowers. 

 

 

The male flower is more dominant. 
I get some female flowers buds, but they fail to bloom of course the pollination.

 

 

 

I find a female flower that already pollinated, but the fruit lets became dry and brown, then rotten.


Some leaves get torn, I think it's caused by caterpillar attack, but I haven't been finding caterpillar. 


What should I do to get better result.

28 comments:

  1. Oh no! What's wrong? Eaten by insects?

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    1. I'm not sure. I've checked the leaves, but no caterpillar on it.

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  2. Flowers looks beautiful. Need to spray pesticides to get rid of insects!

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    1. Actually, I avoid on using pesticide for my garden. I try to use eco friendly materials.

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  3. O, insects but what to do, I should not use pesticides but try it with soapy water mixed with spirit. Anyway you have beautiful flowers now which look promising for fruits.

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    1. Yes, sometimes I use soapy water as a eco friendly pesticide. I hope the plants leave me some fruits. I really want it.

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  4. Zucchini are quite prolific, hopefully you will get fruits despite the nibbled leaves.

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  5. Courgettes (zucchinis) always seem trouble free for us and produce huge gluts. Do others in your area grow them successfully?

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    1. Zucchini is a minor vegetable here. It's grown limited and only sold at the special market for exclusive consumers. Here, the zucchinis are grown on the highland with the cool temperature.

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  6. Your climate is so different to ours here in the UK that I have no idea what is causing your problems. My courgette seeds have yet to sprout and I won't be eating courgettes for a few months yet. I do hope your flowers give you some fruit soon!

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    1. Thanks Caro. I hope so. We have very hot, and humid weather, also windy and rainy days at the latest two weeks. Maybe it's caused by the unfriendly weather.

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  7. When I grow them it takes a long time to get the first squash, in the garden they grow maybe 2 feet tall or so and have large leaves. I have not grown them in pots but it might take awhile longer. Often the zucchini will rot early on in the season but I don't know why. They depend on moths to pollinate at night and other insects during early morning from what I remember. You might try a larger pot on one of them to see if it has any change.

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    1. Thanks for the advice. Maybe I should try to sow it on the new plot with the bigger container.

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  8. Endah, sometimes it is, the courgettes bloom and bear fruit there.
    I believe that you will have a great harvest.
    For me it is the same.
    I wish you a nice, sunny weekend.
    Greetings from far away Polish ♥ ♥ ♥
    Lucia

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    1. Thanks Lucia. I hope you have a nice weekend too

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  9. Hmmm. Not sure. We have trouble with squash bugs here, but if that were the case you'd likely be seeing them. I hope you get lots of zucchini anyhow.

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  10. Nice courgettes :) No wonder some bugs eat the leaves, they look so fresh and green. Greetings!

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  11. My mother says the first fruits aren't usually great because the pollinisation isn't perfect, but if you're patient, she gets tons of them after the first few rotten ones!

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    1. Oh thanks, I still have expectation to my zucchinis.

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  12. Nice Zucchini plants! I never thought to plant them in pots, but that's a great idea! I wonder if Neem Oil would help with the insect damage? It's an organic method--I haven't tried it yet, but I have some in case I need it for my Lemon tree. Article About Neem Oil.

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  13. Endah, I always pollinate zucchini myself. I take off all male flowers except one. I open this one male flower and pollinate female flowers. Usually 2-3 female by one male flower.It guarantees you to have first zucchini harvest.

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    1. Thanks for sharing. This is a great lesson.

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  14. Sometimes the caterpillar is in the land and out at night to eat, so we do not see.
    A Kiss.

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    1. Yes, we call it 'night army worm'. Thank you for stopping by

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