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Q.I’m Confused About Pruning Zucchini Plant Leaves

Zone L5E1E2 | Anonymous added on July 1, 2021 | Answered

Your article says When cutting leaves to give zucchini more sun, just cut the bigger ones, and make the cuts close to the base of the plant, leaving all others. You can also cut off any dead or brown leaves that may be present. Do not cut any stems, as this will increase the risk for disease. Read more at Gardening Know How: Pruning Zucchini: How To Prune Zucchini Squash https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/zucchini/pruning-zucchini-how-to-prune-zucchini-squash.htm How do I cut the leaves at the base without cutting the stems!? I cut the leaves at the end of the stems instead as I am confused. Lol Thank you!

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Answered on July 13, 2021

I would cut off any leaves at the base of the plant. I think the author meant not to cut the stems haphazardly in the middle. Make clean cuts near the base of the clump.

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