Saturday, April 30, 2011

Zucchini: A Summer Squash

If you've ever grown zucchini, you know the trick isn't so much in getting it to grow as it is making use of all the zucchini your garden produces. I've learned from past gardens that a couple mounds of zucchini produces plenty of this fruit for my family's use and enough to share, too.

This video from the Garden Guru discusses a problem some gardeners have with zucchini, which is the squash yellowing and rotting before ever turning green. According to the Garden Guru, this is an issue of the plants' flowers not being pollinated. The video shows you how to do it yourself. It's a simple procedure that doesn't require more than a few minutes, especially after you've done it a few times.

Zucchini, like tomatoes, is not actually a vegetable, but a fruit.


Sandy said...

Interesting, I've never had a problem with it not getting pollinated by the bees. Wonder too why you would need to do it daily? Might I suggest you embed the video in your blog post instead of having people leave your blog to see it? The problem as it currently is, is that you watch the video and then you're not on your blog to leave a comment, you're on u-tube. And you really can't leave a comment before you watch the video because you don't know what you blogged about otherwise.

I'd also add people should pick their Zuchini's earlier then it shows in the video. Smaller ones are more tasty.

Sandy's Space

L.L. Woodard said...

Thanks, Sandy, both for the hint about the video and picking the zucchini early. Appreciate you stopping by.