I have 2 Zucchini plants given to me by a co-worker. They started slow, we don't have any zucchini yet but there have been some flowers. All we need now is some bees/insects to pollinate. May be I will try hand pollination to see if it works. I also saw a cutworm when the plants were small so I surrounded the plants with foil. I read that in one of the blogs that it confuses them and they leave the plant alone. Hopefully we'll get some Zucchinis soon.