how to distinguish a zucchini plant from a cucumber plant

14 years ago

this is the first year that i have grown cucumbers in my garden. i have grown zucchini and many other vegetables for several years. what i am wondering is, are there any distinct differences between a zucchini plant and a cucumber plant? i made the mistake of planting the two in the same area and have forgotten where i planted which plants. do cucumbers take longer to mature than zucchini?

i am able to discern the zucchini plants once it is mature obviously, but for those plants that havent bore any fruit yet, how can i tell if they are cucumber? i have searched online for pictures of both and have found they are strikingly similar. just wondering if there is any specific difference i can look for.

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