sunflower13
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Leaning zucchini plants

Do zucchini plants ever lean? I had a thief still the butternut bush (my one and only) and severely damaged a zucchini plant by pulling the fruit off by hand. Others zucchini plants are leaning so I am wondering if the thief caused it from trying to pull off fruit or looking for fruit or if this is a normal occurrence with zucchini. I planted them the proper depth too. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Leaning zucchini plants

The big leaves act like sails and strong wind can blow the plant over.
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sunflower13
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Re: Leaning zucchini plants

I did not know that. But that makes sense. Thanks so much :)!

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Re: Leaning zucchini plants

Yes, they do lean and fall down, and the vine runs on the ground. If the wind blows them around they look funny for a while, but the leaves will turn up towards the sun again. The fruit is usually on the ground because it gets so heavy. They keep putting on fruit till frost here.
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