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Can I Cut Back My Zucchini Leaves?

I have a small, square foot garden, and unfortunately, I didn’t give my 3 zucchini plants quite enough room. They are thriving, but the leaves are starting to shade some of my seedling cucumbers and a pepper plant. Can I cut back some of the leaves on that side of the zucchini plant?

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#1 Comment By Heather On 05/18/2011 @ 6:57 pm

You can, but make sure that you sterilize your cutting implement with rubbing alcohol before you trim to help reduce chances of disease getting into the plant.

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