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Too many zucchini seedlings

Post  jazzymaddy on 4/27/2011, 12:42 pm

A friend gave me 3 zucchini seedlings, and I went ahead and planted them all in the same square, being so green that I didn't have faith that they would all "take". Well, "take" they did. So, now that square is obviously getting crowded, and I know I will soon be overrun. I don't have any other squares that I'm willing to sacrifice, as I don't think we'll eat more than one plant-worth of zucchini anyway (I'll be finding a lot of new recipes).

What would you suggest I do with the extras? I hate to kill toddlers that have such a great life ahead of them.

Thanks y'all.
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Post  elliephant on 4/27/2011, 1:58 pm

When I was faced with that situation I put the extra one in a 2.5 gallon bucket (with holes) of MM. I'm glad I did as the SVB is taking out my plants pretty quickly.

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Post  jazzymaddy on 4/27/2011, 2:04 pm

I do have a little bit of MM left over. I think I'll give that a try. I guess I'd only need 6x12" just like in a square, right? And then somewhere for it to go when it gets all big and beefy.

Thanks for the suggestion. By the way, what is SVB?
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Post  elliephant on 4/27/2011, 2:07 pm

SVB is the Evil or Very Mad evil Squash Vine Borer. It's a red and black moth (looks like a wasp) that lays tiny eggs on the squash plant, usually at the base of the vine, and when they hatch the larvae bores into the vine and kills it (very quickly) from the inside out.


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Post  clfraser on 4/27/2011, 2:11 pm

Ohhh... I think I have some of those SVB's! I wish I had extra plants to spare mine all seem to be dying from disease or bugs! Good luck with the bucket idea. You could always freeze your zucchini or make zucchini bread!
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