Well my zucchini have a gazillion blooms but I have had only one
zucchini so far! I have never had this happen before and have not
really had pollination problems before. But could this be the problem?
We are growing Raven F1 and Clarinette Lebanese. Honestly, i'd have had
more to eat from these plants if I had stir-fried the blossoms. ;) The
plants look very helathy otherwise. Missouri Z 5b
Well it takes two to tango so you must have both boys and girls blooming at the
same time--then there has to be an agent to take the pollen from the boys to
the girls,normally bees--but if there are not enough bees then you have to do
it. Often one sex will appear first and nothing will happen until the other
arrives so there may be a period of bloom of one sex only so check the sex
Sure--one can assume that anyone exposed to elementrary biology can tell the
boys from the girls--of couse if you do not want to peer too close the female
has a tiny proto squash at the base of the flower stem
Thank you very much for your response to my little joke. Alas, I missed
elementary biology, but I still think sexing zucchini's is funny. I'm going
out there right now to start pulling their underpants down.
On 27 Jul 2003 14:04:41 GMT, email@example.com (Jack1000)
You can freeze zucchini, btw: don't bother to peel, just
shred it, then freeze it. Last year, I blanched some and
then didn't blanch some - and I think the unblanched was
actually better. So I wouldn't bother to blanch it.
You can use the thawed zucchini shreds (after squeezing out
most of the water or letting them drain in a colander) in
this recipe, or in zucchini bread, cake, or muffin recipes.
This recipe calls for one zucchini and one summer squash,
but you can obviously use two zucchinis instead. It won't
make much difference.
VEGGIE BURGERS WITH ZUCCHINI
2 cloves garlic (grated)
1 onion (grated)
2 carrots (shredded)
1 small zucchini (shredded)
1 small summer squash (shredded)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 beaten egg
1 tbs soy sauce (tamari is much better!)
1 1/2 cups flour
(note: this is the recipe as we found it and we immediately
modified it. To our taste it was better with lots more
onion. It held together better with two eggs.)
-Heat garlic and onion in olive oil over low heat for 5
-Add squash, zucchini, and carrots and heat for 2 more
-Remove from heat and add oats, cheese, and egg.
-Add soy sauce or tamari.
-Refrigerate for 1 hr.
-Dredge patties in flour. Broil or fry as usual. Or bake
them on an oiled cookie sheet.
On Sun, 27 Jul 2003 14:04:54 -0500, Phaedrine Stonebridge
While not breathtakingly wonderful <g>, we both like it and
consider it an acceptable entree for a dinner or lunch.
We usually eat the burgers in a bun, with salsa, lettuce and
Since you say 'courgettes', I think maybe you're in the UK?
In which case, I'd expect salsa to be hard to find. Maybe
some chutney would go nicely instead.
Raven is the variety I'm having problems with too. But in my garden the
female flowers arrived weeks before the male, which are still in short
But the tips still appear to be being eaten by ants - I put out ant traps
and sprayed with Neem yesterday.
Cathy, where do you garden? The reason I ask, is because, here in eastern
Va. USA, I have seen very few honeybees, since 1997. At first those who know
were saying that it was a long cold spring, but later it was discovered that
it was mites. Now they are rarer than hens teeth, but this year, I have seen
I know! Here in eastern Missouri, they have been practically
non-existent aside from beekeeper hives since like 96-97. So we were so
surprised to see them. We have seem them every day for the last week.
What a pleasant sight :)
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