All About Zucchini


| 5/5/2014 4:26:00 PM


Baby zucchini plant

Zucchini is a summer squash. They love heat, fertile soil, and sustained moisture. You can plant them as soon as all danger of frost is past and they will be producing in just a few short weeks. They go right through until fall if you keep them picked. All plants are programmed to reproduce so if you keep the fruits picked, the plant will keep trying to replace it.

Squash originated in Mexico. There are cave drawings from 8000 to 6500 BC depicting squash. Squash was grown extensively by Native Americans as part of the “Three Sisters” garden: squash, corn and beans. Squash love organic matter. If you throw a few seeds in your compost pile, you will be rewarded with exuberant vines.

Zucchini is full of nutrition. It contains antioxidants, carotenes, lutein, folates, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and B vitamins.

How to Plant Zucchini

Bush zucchini plant



First, choose the right zucchini for your space. If you are growing in a small space or container, select dwarf or bush types (see photo of bush type, right).

Randy
7/16/2016 10:48:03 PM

Hi Melodie, thanks for a great article! I just finished eating my first dinner of zucchini pasta...






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