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Are zucchini plants prickly?
Last Updated: 6th January, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, do zucchini plants have tendrils?
Although zucchini plants are usually referred to as vines, the growth habit of modern cultivars is more bushy when compared vegetables like twining vine beans. Zucchini plants do produce small vining tendrils along their stems but these are not adequate to support the weight of mature stems and fruit.
Beside above, what can you not plant next to zucchini? Here are some good zucchini plant companions for the garden: Radishes – Often considered the workhorse of the garden, radishes are small plants that are easily planted amid zucchini plants.
For example, the following herbs can help keep pests at bay:
- Lemon balm.
Similarly one may ask, how can you tell the difference between a cucumber and a zucchini plant?
The first clue is the stem end of the fruit -- zucchini has a woody stem at the end while a cucumber has a small, circular scar. Feel the two in your hand and you'll notice cucumbers have a waxy skin, while zucchini skins are dull.
Should I pinch off zucchini flowers?
They should not have formed flower buds before setting out because that will cause the growing zucchini to be weak and unproductive. If you start your seed too early and flowering starts before time to plant in the garden, pinch off flowers to stimulate further leaf growth.