You’ll be amazed how easy it is to grow Zucchini and it doesn’t have to take over your garden space! There are a number of ways to grow Zucchini. You can grow them on a Trellis, on a Vertical frame, or in a container.
The botanical name for Zucchini is Cucurbita pepo. The reason it is so popular not only in our Community, but more widespread, is mainly due to the fact that people love to grow their own veggies and that Zucchini has some of the most delicious recipes around.
When you plant zucchini you can look forward to producing a decent amount of delicious squash. So how do you plant zucchini and zucchini squash in your garden? We’ve found some great information to help you on your way.
It’s important that your zucchini is planted in an area where it will receive at least 10 hours of direct sunlight daily. They are also well suited to trellis or vertical planting if you are limited on space.
Your soil should have a Ph in the 6-7 range. Be sure that you Pin this helpful chart.
The process of growing Zucchini from seeds allows you to get a jump on the traditional growing season. Simply start them from seeds indoors. You can keep them inside for around 4-6 weeks prior to planting in your garden. You want to ensure that all chances of frost has passed. So, lets look at how you can harvest your very own Zucchini Seeds from an existing plant.
How To Grow Zucchini Video
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Once you have successfully planted your seedlings, mulching around your plants will assist with water retention and it will help to keep the soil stable. These 2 key elements are very important especially if you want to be rewarded with a bountiful crop earlier.
Another good piece of advice is to ensure that your Zucchini Plants are watered each week. 2 inches is recommended and use a soaker hose. We discovered that if you use a sprinkler the plants may develop a powdery type of mildew. This is not what you want so be careful to water below the leaves.
If your plants are affected by powdery spots, the leaves may turn brown. According to Amy of A Healthy life for Me she has a great remedy for this Powdery Mildew.
She suggests an organic remedy that uses Cows Milk. “Mix 1 part milk with 9 parts water and spray the stems and tops of leaves with the solution. Reapply after rain.
She also says you can try to prevent Powdery Mildew by spraying leaves with a mix of 1 teaspoon baking soda in 1 quart water. This raises the pH, creating an unwelcoming environment for powdery mildew” – speaking of PH levels Zucchinis should have a soil PH in the order of 6-7. You should also harvest when the plants are small if you want a more flavourful zucchini.
Since they don’t hold their flavour for long, you should use them within a week of harvesting. Store them in the fridge until use. We found these tips and tricks on Premeditated Left Overs.
Continue scrolling our page you will find some great charts. We have also included how to freeze Zucchini and how to grow Zucchini in Tomato Cages. Be sure to check out all the ideas and Pin your favourites.
How To Freeze Zucchini
- Step 1 – Wash zucchini thoroughly. …
- Step 2 – Slice zucchini in 1/4 inch slices. …
- Step 3 – Boil (blanch) zucchini for three minutes. …
- Step 4 – Rinse zucchini and plop immediately in ice-cold water. …
- Step 5 – Drain zucchini well, mark a freezer bag, and fill.
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