Growing zucchini, want them to climb. Do I take the new leaf off ?

That are growing on the bottom?
  6 answers
  • BillieandRob Linhart BillieandRob Linhart on Jun 21, 2017
    Once zucchini plants have begun to set fruit, between four and six fruits on vine, you can begin pruning zucchini. Start by nipping out the tips and continue pruning plants as needed throughout the growing season. Be careful not to prune too close to the developing fruits.

  • BillieandRob Linhart BillieandRob Linhart on Jun 21, 2017
    When pruning zucchini plant leaves, take care not to remove all the leaves. Keep some leaves on the stem, including leaf nodes near the last fruit you want to keep. When cutting leaves to give zucchini more sun, just cut the bigger ones, and make the cuts close to the base of the plant, leaving all others.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 21, 2017

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 21, 2017
    Just leave the plant alone until there is enough vine to start it going in the direction you want it to climb. With my cucumbers I wait until the first tendrils come out and I can wrap them around the chain link. It may take a few tries to keep them in place, just be patient and they will cooperate. Don't cut anything away unless it is dead or diseased.

  • Where I live, I do not prune anything except the withered leaves. Very hot here, the leaves shade the fruit from becoming sunburned.

  • David De Caire David De Caire on Jun 21, 2017
    Thanks for all your responses