Zucchini is a very well known and loved summer squash. It has a green skin and a mild flavor. It can be prepared in a myriad of ways. Some of the more popular preparation techniques include grilling, sautéing, and roasting. Zucchini is a very versatile fruit with many nutritional benefits, which contribute nicely to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Plant Zucchini with these Great Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers
Zucchini Antagonists (do NOT plant Zucchinis with these)
So you’ve decided to plant zucchini in your fantasitc garden, nice! According to our research on zucchini, we don’t recommend planting potato, seed saving consideration with squash and pumpkin nearby.
Tips for Planting and Growing Zucchini in your Garden
As a warm season crop, Zucchini grow specifically in soil that is 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Although most varieties of zucchini will be ready for harvest in 40-50 days, some will take 60 or more. Make sure to understand which variety you are planting and how long maturation will require. It is important that they are planted in an area with plenty of sunlight, about 48” apart from each other. Zucchini is a thirsty plant, requiring 1” of water every 5-7 days.
Be gentle when harvesting the zucchini. Use a sharp knife or pair of shears to cut the fruit off of the vine instead of breaking it off. Trying to rip it off of the vine could potentially damage the zucchini, causing premature rotting. Fresh zucchini, like any summer squash, will remain fresh for up to 10 days in the refrigerator, and may be frozen for future enjoyment.