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Q.Am I Going To Harm My Zucchini Plant By How I Pruned It?

Zone 7b | Mollie added on May 22, 2020 | Answered

I had a very big, bushy zucchini plant that needed to be pruned. The plant has about 4-5 small fruits and many budding flowers, a few of each sex that are open and happy. We had very heavy rains and today I pruned away many stems near the base of the plant. I’m so scared that I harmed the plant but there are at least a dozen big healthy leaves and more smaller ones on the plant. The airflow is improved but did I ha the plant? Will it be okay? I sprayed some fish fertilizer solution to the soil.

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Answered on May 25, 2020

It isn't a good idea to prune plants like this. Pair this with fertilization and wet, rainy weather, and it is a recipe for infection.

You can attempt treatment with a fungicide as a preventative, but it would be more effective to use bio-fungicides, or living microbes, to help your plants.

Here are some articles that will help:




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