bomp
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Can Milk Help Zucchini Grow?

I just signed up on this site, I didnt even know it existed I just googled gardening tips, but any ways I have a pretty established garden and I have been letting a few of my zucchini grow and they are huge now. I have heard of farmers feeding milk to get pumpkins to grow...what about zucchini????

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Hi Bomp,

Welcome to the Helpful Gardener. Glad you found us. :) I use milk in my watering can for my potted plants, indoors and outdoors. The calcium in the milk aids the plants and seems to help them bloom more prolifically. I don't see why you couldn't add a tablespoon of milk to your watering can.

Newt

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One tablespoon in a watering can? That's all? And sorry if this is a dumb question, but do you pour it on the plant's crown (plant feeding) or on its leaves (foliar feeding)?

Thanks; new here.

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Growgreen, I add the milk to the water in the watering can. I use about a tablespoon per quart. A milk solution can also be used as a foliar spray for powdery mildew.
https://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s948323.htm

Newt

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