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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Zucchini. Enough already!

    Last year our zucchini plants produced next to nothing. This year
    zucchini is about the only thing that is producing.
    Just finishing up 20 pints of zucchini relish today.
    Zucchini cake, curried zucchini soup and bags of chopped zucchini and
    onions for more quiche in the freezer.
    Already had zucchini quiche for too many meals over the last couple of
    weeks.
    Gerry hates to waste so, when she's not looking, I think I'll go pull
    up the plants.

    Ross.

  2. #2
    George Shirley Guest

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    [email protected] wrote:
    > Last year our zucchini plants produced next to nothing. This year
    > zucchini is about the only thing that is producing.
    > Just finishing up 20 pints of zucchini relish today.
    > Zucchini cake, curried zucchini soup and bags of chopped zucchini and
    > onions for more quiche in the freezer.
    > Already had zucchini quiche for too many meals over the last couple of
    > weeks.
    > Gerry hates to waste so, when she's not looking, I think I'll go pull
    > up the plants.
    >
    > Ross.


    I'm getting ready to do that to DW's okra plants. The !@#$% things are
    nine feet tall and still bearing. We have thirty quart bags of chopped
    okra in the freezer and we're still getting about 20 pods a day. I think
    it's time to quit, regardless of DW's thrifty upbringing. Besides that
    it is time to put the fall garden in place.

  3. #3
    D. Arlington Guest

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    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Last year our zucchini plants produced next to nothing. This year
    > zucchini is about the only thing that is producing.
    > Just finishing up 20 pints of zucchini relish today.
    > Zucchini cake, curried zucchini soup and bags of chopped zucchini and
    > onions for more quiche in the freezer.
    > Already had zucchini quiche for too many meals over the last couple of
    > weeks.
    > Gerry hates to waste so, when she's not looking, I think I'll go pull
    > up the plants.
    >
    > Ross.


    We can't grow them here. The SVBs get them every time. Nothing so far works
    to save the vines or keep them at bay.


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    zxcvbob Guest

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    D. Arlington wrote:
    >
    > <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> Last year our zucchini plants produced next to nothing. This year
    >> zucchini is about the only thing that is producing.
    >> Just finishing up 20 pints of zucchini relish today.
    >> Zucchini cake, curried zucchini soup and bags of chopped zucchini and
    >> onions for more quiche in the freezer.
    >> Already had zucchini quiche for too many meals over the last couple of
    >> weeks.
    >> Gerry hates to waste so, when she's not looking, I think I'll go pull
    >> up the plants.
    >>
    >> Ross.

    >
    > We can't grow them here. The SVBs get them every time. Nothing so far
    > works to save the vines or keep them at bay.



    There a round zuke variety called "Tatume" that is pretty much immune to
    borers. (actually, it grows and looks nothing like a zucchini, but the
    squash are green and taste about the same.) They run like pumpkins and
    the vines branch, so be forewarned if you plant them.

    Bob

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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Zucchini. Enough already!

    zxcvbob wrote:
    > D. Arlington wrote:
    >>
    >> <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> Last year our zucchini plants produced next to nothing. This year
    >>> zucchini is about the only thing that is producing.
    >>> Just finishing up 20 pints of zucchini relish today.
    >>> Zucchini cake, curried zucchini soup and bags of chopped zucchini and
    >>> onions for more quiche in the freezer.
    >>> Already had zucchini quiche for too many meals over the last couple of
    >>> weeks.
    >>> Gerry hates to waste so, when she's not looking, I think I'll go pull
    >>> up the plants.
    >>>
    >>> Ross.

    >>
    >> We can't grow them here. The SVBs get them every time. Nothing so far
    >> works to save the vines or keep them at bay.

    >
    >
    > There a round zuke variety called "Tatume" that is pretty much immune to
    > borers. (actually, it grows and looks nothing like a zucchini, but the
    > squash are green and taste about the same.) They run like pumpkins and
    > the vines branch, so be forewarned if you plant them.
    >
    > Bob


    Bob is correct when he said they run, they also climb, had some one year
    went twenty feet up an oak tree. They are a tasty squash and somewhat
    resistant to squash vine borers.

    I have been able to grow summer and zucchini squash for the last few
    years since I inoculated our soil with beneficial nematodes. These
    nematodes parisitize the larvae of many ground dwelling bugs including
    the squash vine borer. Peaceful Valley Garden Supply carries them.

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Zucchini. Enough already!

    On Thu, 03 Sep 2009 11:54:07 -0500, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >[email protected] wrote:
    >> Last year our zucchini plants produced next to nothing. This year
    >> zucchini is about the only thing that is producing.
    >> Just finishing up 20 pints of zucchini relish today.
    >> Zucchini cake, curried zucchini soup and bags of chopped zucchini and
    >> onions for more quiche in the freezer.
    >> Already had zucchini quiche for too many meals over the last couple of
    >> weeks.
    >> Gerry hates to waste so, when she's not looking, I think I'll go pull
    >> up the plants.
    >>
    >> Ross.

    >
    >I'm getting ready to do that to DW's okra plants. The !@#$% things are
    >nine feet tall and still bearing. We have thirty quart bags of chopped
    >okra in the freezer and we're still getting about 20 pods a day. I think
    >it's time to quit, regardless of DW's thrifty upbringing. Besides that
    >it is time to put the fall garden in place.


    We really don't have the climate for okra but, we usually manage to
    get enough for one or two meals. If we have a really hot summer we'll
    get enough to put a wee bit in the freezer.
    This year has been a real bust for most things including okra. The end
    of our growing season is coming up fast and the okra is about 18
    inches high without so much as a sign of a blossom ;-(.
    We won't get a chance to put down any of our own tomatoes. We have 49
    tomato plants in the garden, 48 we planted plus one volunteer. The
    only one that has ripened any fruit is the volunteer and many of the
    others don't even have even little green fruit.
    Other than zucchini, the only thing that is producing well this summer
    is beets so, we'll be doing another batch of them today, some for the
    freezer and some into pickles. (Barb, don't be jealous of our bumper
    crop of this wonderful vegetable).

    Ross.

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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Zucchini. Enough already!

    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Thu, 03 Sep 2009 11:54:07 -0500, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> [email protected] wrote:
    >>> Last year our zucchini plants produced next to nothing. This year
    >>> zucchini is about the only thing that is producing.
    >>> Just finishing up 20 pints of zucchini relish today.
    >>> Zucchini cake, curried zucchini soup and bags of chopped zucchini and
    >>> onions for more quiche in the freezer.
    >>> Already had zucchini quiche for too many meals over the last couple of
    >>> weeks.
    >>> Gerry hates to waste so, when she's not looking, I think I'll go pull
    >>> up the plants.
    >>>
    >>> Ross.

    >> I'm getting ready to do that to DW's okra plants. The !@#$% things are
    >> nine feet tall and still bearing. We have thirty quart bags of chopped
    >> okra in the freezer and we're still getting about 20 pods a day. I think
    >> it's time to quit, regardless of DW's thrifty upbringing. Besides that
    >> it is time to put the fall garden in place.

    >
    > We really don't have the climate for okra but, we usually manage to
    > get enough for one or two meals. If we have a really hot summer we'll
    > get enough to put a wee bit in the freezer.
    > This year has been a real bust for most things including okra. The end
    > of our growing season is coming up fast and the okra is about 18
    > inches high without so much as a sign of a blossom ;-(.
    > We won't get a chance to put down any of our own tomatoes. We have 49
    > tomato plants in the garden, 48 we planted plus one volunteer. The
    > only one that has ripened any fruit is the volunteer and many of the
    > others don't even have even little green fruit.
    > Other than zucchini, the only thing that is producing well this summer
    > is beets so, we'll be doing another batch of them today, some for the
    > freezer and some into pickles. (Barb, don't be jealous of our bumper
    > crop of this wonderful vegetable).
    >
    > Ross.



    I've picked 3 tomatoes so far this year (a dozen plants) and that's it
    for the whole garden. My peppers and eggplants and pepino (Solanum
    muricatum) are just starting to bloom. The tomatillos are covered with
    empty balloons but no fruit yet. I didn't plant any squash or beans
    this year; they might have done something. I may still get a few hot
    peppers, but I don't think I'll get any red ones, and I planted one of
    the pepper varieties mostly for the seeds.

    The horseradish is doing well -- at least it seems to be. I planted it
    2 years ago, gonna dig it for the first time this fall.

    Bob

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    Marilyn Guest

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    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Last year our zucchini plants produced next to nothing. This year
    > zucchini is about the only thing that is producing.
    > Just finishing up 20 pints of zucchini relish today.
    > Zucchini cake, curried zucchini soup and bags of chopped zucchini and
    > onions for more quiche in the freezer.
    > Already had zucchini quiche for too many meals over the last couple of
    > weeks.
    > Gerry hates to waste so, when she's not looking, I think I'll go pull
    > up the plants.
    >
    > Ross.




    Ross, don't you know that ONE zucchini plant is enough? Who in their right
    mind plants more than one? I've gotten so I won't even buy a packet of
    seeds, but actually buy it already in a pot. And if there's more than one
    plant in that pot (such as a tray pack), I plant the healthiest one and
    throw out the others.

    I just got back from my week-long camping trip last night and it's been
    pouring rain all day so I have not been out to check the garden and see if
    the zucchini has grown to alien proportions. I can see a multitude of green
    beans, though.

    --
    -Marilyn



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    [email protected] Guest

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    On Sun, 6 Sep 2009 14:04:50 -0700, "Marilyn"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    ><[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> Last year our zucchini plants produced next to nothing. This year
    >> zucchini is about the only thing that is producing.
    >> Just finishing up 20 pints of zucchini relish today.
    >> Zucchini cake, curried zucchini soup and bags of chopped zucchini and
    >> onions for more quiche in the freezer.
    >> Already had zucchini quiche for too many meals over the last couple of
    >> weeks.
    >> Gerry hates to waste so, when she's not looking, I think I'll go pull
    >> up the plants.
    >>
    >> Ross.

    >
    >
    >
    >Ross, don't you know that ONE zucchini plant is enough? Who in their right
    >mind plants more than one? I've gotten so I won't even buy a packet of
    >seeds, but actually buy it already in a pot. And if there's more than one
    >plant in that pot (such as a tray pack), I plant the healthiest one and
    >throw out the others.


    Yep, for many years, one zucchini plant has been enough but, we've
    never managed to plant just one. Last year, nothing to speak of from
    any of the zucchini plants. This year, just the opposite, we can't
    keep up.
    We start many of our own plants and, as far as throwing out the
    weakest ones, Gerry wouldn't hear of it. She says 'That little plant
    gave its all and it deserves the same chance as the big ones.'
    I enjoy woodworking as a hobby and, one of these days I should do what
    I've threatened more than once, that's make a sign for the end of the
    lane saying "Gerry's Home For Indigent & Under Privileged Plants".
    Her philosophy is much the same when stuff is producing, if they
    produce, we must use. That's why I said I think I'll go pull up the
    plants so they can't produce.

    Ross.

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    BT Humble Guest

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    Marilyn wrote:
    > Ross, don't you know that ONE zucchini plant is enough? *Who in their right
    > mind plants more than one? *I've gotten so I won't even buy a packet of
    > seeds, but actually buy it already in a pot. *And if there's more than one
    > plant in that pot (such as a tray pack), I plant the healthiest one and
    > throw out the others.
    >
    > I just got back from my week-long camping trip last night and it's been
    > pouring rain all day so I have not been out to check the garden and see if
    > the zucchini has grown to alien proportions. *I can see a multitude of green
    > beans, though.


    My experience has been that if you plant just one Zucchini plant it'll
    die from loneliness. ;-)

    I don't even eat them, but the 3 plants I had cropping last season
    made quite a few people very happy.


    BTH

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    Marilyn Guest

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    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 6 Sep 2009 14:04:50 -0700, "Marilyn"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >><[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected] ..
    >>> Last year our zucchini plants produced next to nothing. This year
    >>> zucchini is about the only thing that is producing.
    >>> Just finishing up 20 pints of zucchini relish today.
    >>> Zucchini cake, curried zucchini soup and bags of chopped zucchini and
    >>> onions for more quiche in the freezer.
    >>> Already had zucchini quiche for too many meals over the last couple of
    >>> weeks.
    >>> Gerry hates to waste so, when she's not looking, I think I'll go pull
    >>> up the plants.
    >>>
    >>> Ross.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>Ross, don't you know that ONE zucchini plant is enough? Who in their
    >>right
    >>mind plants more than one? I've gotten so I won't even buy a packet of
    >>seeds, but actually buy it already in a pot. And if there's more than one
    >>plant in that pot (such as a tray pack), I plant the healthiest one and
    >>throw out the others.

    >
    > Yep, for many years, one zucchini plant has been enough but, we've
    > never managed to plant just one. Last year, nothing to speak of from
    > any of the zucchini plants. This year, just the opposite, we can't
    > keep up.
    > We start many of our own plants and, as far as throwing out the
    > weakest ones, Gerry wouldn't hear of it. She says 'That little plant
    > gave its all and it deserves the same chance as the big ones.'
    > I enjoy woodworking as a hobby and, one of these days I should do what
    > I've threatened more than once, that's make a sign for the end of the
    > lane saying "Gerry's Home For Indigent & Under Privileged Plants".
    > Her philosophy is much the same when stuff is producing, if they
    > produce, we must use. That's why I said I think I'll go pull up the
    > plants so they can't produce.
    >
    > Ross.



    I have that problem when it comes to thinning out most of our plants. I
    don't do it and then we get more than we need. My husband and kids went out
    and picked the green beans this morning and I'd say they picked somewhere
    between 5 and 7 gallons. Got them watching a movie and snapping beans right
    now.

    --
    -Marilyn



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