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Damaged zucchini plant

Post  sjtapp on 5/10/2010, 8:13 pm

I picked my first zucchini this morning and I must have accidentally broken one of the stalks. When I noticed many of the leaves wilting this afternoon, I investigated and I found that the stalk was almost completely severed near the base. I removed it and tossed it in the compost pile. The stalk comprised about a third of my plant and removing it took a good portion of the flowers and buds.

Has anyone had a zucchini damaged like this and survive?

I could still re-plant, but I'd hate to give up on a plant that is likely to recover.


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Re: Damaged zucchini plant

Post  timwardell on 5/10/2010, 10:13 pm

I'd wait a day or two before giving up on it. I've accidentally broken stems before and in most cases the plant has survived.


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