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Gardening with UC Master Gardeners of Inyo & Mono Counties
Inyo-Mono County
by Alison Collin
on July 23, 2020 at 10:57 AM
My neighbors all hide when they see me approach clutching a bag. Now I just distribute them by leaving them on a door handle at 6:00am!
by Gabriele A O'Neill
on July 24, 2020 at 6:58 PM
I accidentally discovered a remedy for the Zucchini apocalypse this year: I planted my three (gasp, I know...) zucchini plants in a bed with a bunch of sprawling 'Trombocino rampicante' winter squashes, and guess what: the winter sqiash plants completely overwhelmed the zucchini plants, depriving them of sunlight, water and nutrients and I ended up barely getting any zucchini at all. Luckily that winter squash can be eaten at all stages and it makes a (actually better tasting) zucchini when eaten really young, so it wasn't a big loss.  
I was surprised, nevertheless, that something could be more vigorous than zucchini!
Reply by Dustin Blakey
on July 27, 2020 at 9:56 AM
I didn't even plan to have a garden this year, but since I was stuck at home I thought I'd try. I would have rather planted winter squash, but not much to choose from this year. The hardware store had zucchini.... If only my watermelons would get their act together!
by Heather A Smith
on July 27, 2020 at 9:46 AM
Thank you Dustin,  
I enjoyed your article and sent it to several friends. In the past I have always planted two zucchini plants just in case one dies. Not one has died yet, but I know if I plant only one it is doomed. The chickens help, but I am so excited about chips and have some already in the dryer.
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