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Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Jun 11, 2014 3:30 AM CST
So every year there is one veggie that does exceptionally well: this year it is my zuke and squash bed! SO many zucchini! The variety I'm growing is cavilli, which does not need pollination. Fighting some little beetles that look like ladybugs but aren't, cucumber beetles maybe? Anyways the plants are such monsters that picking off the beetles seems to be working, nothing is keeping these plants down.
Had a houseful of relatives for daughters graduation and served two zuke based dinners: Indian inspired zucchini concoction with chic peas, an Italian-style deal with cannelini. Last night zucchini chips. Not tired of it yet.
How is your zucchini/summer squash and what are you doing with it? I'll post pix later, post your photos too. I love summer!
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Jun 12, 2014 7:52 PM CST
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This evenings harvest, cavili zucchini, tromboncino summer squash (shaped like a trombone-ish) and green snd red beans.

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beans
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Jun 12, 2014 8:35 PM CST
Mindblowing. I have never succeeded with zucchini seed yet.
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Jun 12, 2014 11:54 PM CST
Maybe it doesn't like growing upside down. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Jun 13, 2014 7:19 AM CST
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 14, 2014 3:14 AM CST
I just planted my Zucchini a few days back, and you guys are eating it already. I can't wait for that first meal.
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Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Jun 16, 2014 3:35 AM CST
@tveguy I grew up in zone 5 or 6 in Buffalo and that's where I learned to garden! But gardening is gardening, long season or short, you will get your zucchini fix soon. I probably shouldn't tell you this but I'm having homemade zucchini bread for breakfast.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jun 16, 2014 7:10 AM CST
Oh I'm sure I will have zucchini until I bust, and my chickens will get the extra ones that get too big. I'm not a fan of zucchini bread, I like it most in stir fries, or just cut into strips and fried in olive oil with garlic and dill weed. Also like to include it in pasta sauce, and sometimes I like to bake a pan of mixed veggies in the oven or on the grill that includes them. Once I tried to make a zucchini pie, Ugh, wasn't something I'd recommend. Hilarious! I have my mother's recipe for chocolate zucchini cake, but I don't make it much, as I don't need that sugar. I like to take the very small ones along with crokeneck squash and split them in half length wise. brush them with olive oil, season with garlic powder,seasoned salt, pepper, a few bread crumbs, a few finely chopped onions or chives and some Parmesan cheese and broil for a while. Make great party favors, and are healthy too!
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 16, 2014 7:54 AM CST
Tom
That sounds simply delicious, I may have to buy some at the farmers market till mine start to produce, don't think I can wait to try it your way Thumbs up
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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Jun 16, 2014 12:22 PM CST
Good year for squash, no SVB yet, but the pickle worm has arrived way ahead of schedule. Usually don't arrive until the Fourth of July.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 16, 2014 6:09 PM CST
Nice basket of summer squash there, you have my mouth watering!
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jun 18, 2014 7:24 PM CST
Last year i had pickle worm in. My cukes really bad. Grrr. Gonna dust with DE tomorrow.
Name: Amy
Metro Detroit (Zone 6a)
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sundina
Jun 18, 2014 9:46 PM CST
This is my first year starting Zucchini from seed. I chose the Dunja variety from Johnny's Seeds, mostly for the powdery mildew resistance . They were planted a couple of weeks ago and the plants are already getting pretty big. much larger than my cucumbers. I'll be growing them up a trellis net, like my tomatoes this year. I'll post some pictures in the next couple of days.

I can't wait until they're ready so I can start making some Zucchini fritters!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 19, 2014 4:35 PM CST
Hi Amy -- I'm not familiar with "Dunja," but most zucchini are actually bush-type plants, so I'm not sure that will work too well for a trellis. I looked at the description on Johnny's website and it doesn't specifically say, but it does mention "open plant" habit, which leads me to think it's a bush. Just my 2 cents worth... Smiling
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Name: Amy
Metro Detroit (Zone 6a)
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sundina
Jun 19, 2014 9:38 PM CST
This is my first year growing zucchini so I'm not too sure what will happen. The internet seems to be conflicted on whether the trellising can be done. Some people say that the plants benefit from not touching the ground and have some crazy methods to get them trained upward involving tomato cages and what not. So far they look a bit bushy, but I have them next to a trellis net just in case.

Here they are:
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Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Jun 20, 2014 3:56 AM CST
I grow a variety of summer squash called trombomcino (it's is very long and somewhat shaped like a trombone) and tastes like zucchini. Also it vines rather than makes a bush. The description said it was unique, implying there are no other vining summer squash. Th advantage of vining is if part of the plant is attacked by SVB then you can bury the stem and it will make new roots and survive the attack. Keep us posted on what happens with Dunja.

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