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Post  pmk726403 on 5/23/2016, 5:47 pm

Hi,

I'm Patty...
I live in central Ohio, have been retired 3 1/2 years, and just planted my 2nd SFG yesterday.  All my space has been planted and today a friend gave me a zuchinni plant!  Of course I must plant it- and I read that we need more than just one plant...at least one male and one female in order to get the squash.  So at this point I have a few questions...

1) can I use MM in a large pot and 2) can I plant up to 4 plants in the one pot?  Oh and does anyone know how deep this pot must be?

Thanks!!  I appreciate any and all answers, because I'm a city girl with NO gardening experience.  I have read the 2nd edition of SFG, and refer to it continually, but still need lots of advice!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/23/2016, 8:47 pm

Hey Patty!



Hope this shows up!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/23/2016, 8:51 pm

OK it did! Yay! Anyways, welcome, and you can hand pollinate or let your bee friends do their job. Glad you found us! Join us over on your regional thread, N & C Midwest! Everyone there is contending with the same conditions, similar weather, etc.

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Post  yolos on 5/23/2016, 9:19 pm

You do not need more than one plant in order to successfully grow Zucchini/Squash.  Most traditional squash/Zucchini each have both male and female flowers and all they need is a pollinator (bee, human, etc) in order to pollinate the female squash.   There are a few varieties that are parthenocarpic and do not need the male flower to pollinate the female flower (or something like that)  but they are not the norm.

But the more plants you have the more likely you will have the right combination of male and female flowers at the same time so it can be helpful to have more than one but not necessary.
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Post  countrynaturals on 5/23/2016, 9:24 pm

Hi, Patty.  happy hi I'm retired, too. There's even a thread around here somewhere just for us vintage gardeners.
 (Wouldn't let me post the link but it's called "Retirement Fun.")
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Post  sanderson on 5/24/2016, 3:29 am

Hi Patty, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here Most zucchini plants have both male and female flowers, so if you have bees, they will take care of the pollination. The female flowers have a teeny zucchini attached so you can tell them apart. Generally, the male flowers make an early appearance with the females making a later appearance along with more males. Plant only one per pot. The leaves are large and need space to spread out. I tried zucchini in pots 10" wide and deep. They did okay but not worth the space so I don't grow them now. If you can get a 4 gallon bucket and drill holes, that would be a nice volume for the roots.

We love photos so feel free to post one of your SFG. Very Happy

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/24/2016, 7:38 am

Hi Patty. Welcome from Atlanta, GA!

Watch those zukes! Had one hiding under leaves that grew to about 2 lbs a couple of years ago... And only one bush...
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Post  pmk726403 on 5/24/2016, 9:00 am

Thanks for all the answers!!  I'm so happy to find this site - I have such a strong urge to play in the dirt, but know so little.  I'll be hitting up the N C Midwest site for sure!! 
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Post  trolleydriver on 5/24/2016, 9:07 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Hi Patty.  Welcome from Atlanta, GA!

Watch those zukes!  Had one hiding under leaves that grew to about 2 lbs a couple of years ago...  And only one bush...
One year we came back from a vacation trip an found a zucchini that looked like a baseball bat!

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Post  countrynaturals on 5/24/2016, 12:29 pm

@pmk726403 wrote:I have such a strong urge to play in the dirt, but know so little.  
It's a wonderful learning experience with no limits.  sunny
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