Zucchini secrets & bolting spinach

Dirty Fingernails

Q: My zucchini always produce poorly. Because of my altitude, I grow them in a hoop house or low plastic tunnel, whichever you call it. They do grow and eventually they flower but I have lots more male flowers than the female ones which make a squash. What can I do to get better production?

A: It is a fact that zucchini are warm weather vegetables and their idea of an ideal summer is not what your garden can offer them. While you may not be able to create surroundings which will make the zucchini think they are growing in Missouri, you can create a microclimate somewhere on the road to there....


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