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Growing Zucchini, also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash

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12 Aug 17 Marie Groizard (Australia - tropical climate)
Can I grow zucchini in Townsville from packet a the shade or in a sunny spot, I have grown pumpkins and how and when should I prune a papaya tree, because I don't want it to grow too tall, it is fruiting at the moment and it is getting too tall for me to reach the fruit....when is the best time to prune. Thanks Marie
13 Aug 17 Mike (Australia - tropical climate)
The notes here say August is the latest month you can plant (too hot after that). Would have been preferable to have planted seeds 1-2-3 months ago. You could try seedlings - that would have you a couple of weeks ahead of seeds. Probably some shade during the middle of the day might help. Plenty of water at the root zone and not the leaves. Read the notes on this website for zucchini. I would say you have given your papaya trees too much nitrogen. I doubt if you can prune it. If you cut the top off it probably would die.
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