by A.J. Coltrane
This year we thought we might try a vining zucchini, with the idea that a vining type may do better in the EarthBoxes, and that it may represent a more efficient use of patio space. The variety we’re targeting is “Tromboncino”. It’s supposed to be relatively resistant to powdery mildew and many other things that tend to plague squash. The vines grow to about 6-8 feet, so today I finished the trellis:
It’s big. Like, really big — it’s 4′ wide by almost 8′ high. I think it’s going to need to live in the back corner of the patio so that it doesn’t shade everything else out.
A picture of “Tromboncino” from the Territorial Seed Co. website: