On Sunday I noticed there were three lovely yellow flowers on one of my zucchini plants. This morning I found three little zucchini growing at the end of those flowers! I am so excited. I hope I have enough to leave on my neighbor’s doorstep….and to make lots of yummy recipes.
There is only one problem. The leaves of the plants are shading those things growing behind it so what can I do? I wanted to have the plants trail off the front of the raised bed but I have these huge leaves shading my lettuce, oregano, and pepper plants. Can I cut off the back leaves/stems and encourage growth in the front of the plant? Does anyone know?
Here’s another shot of the garden to see what I mean about shading.
Those two in the front corners are zucchini. The larger leaves in the back of the plant are the issue. I would love any advice about this.