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p. hunt MO
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Sat, Jun 25, 05 at 7:23

I have a small garden in my yard. The zucchine plant is growing into the tomato plant. Can I trim back the zucchine w/o injuring it. I love my Tomaties and don't want anything to happen to the tomato plant. This is the 1st time I've tried to grow zucchini. Thanks in advance for the help.

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RE: zucchini/tomatoes

If you trim back the zucchini plant, you might be cutting off potential blossoms which become little zucchinis (the female blossoms, that is). Zucchinis get quite large. I forgot that the first time I planted them and they covered the whole raised bed!

RE: zucchini/tomatoes

If they's running vines, you can direct them away from your toms by using sticks to force them in a different direction.
If it is big zuke leaves that are covering your toms, cutting one or two leaves off should be okay.
Next time, you need a little more spacing (but you knew that)!

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