Zucchini Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Cucurbitaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Warm season
Typical Zones Grown In:
2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Tips from Limitless Growth to More Successfully Grow Zucchini

Zucchini is one of our favourite crops to eat.  Have you ever had zucchini bread or zucchini brownies?   It makes the perfect dessert crop!  We make enough 2 bite zucchini brownies to last the whole year from our zucchini crop!  It adds the extra health benefits of zucchini to your favourite desserts without deterring from the taste.  It actually makes your desserts even more moist and delicious!

The biggest tip we can offer when it comes to growing zucchinis is to keep harvesting.  Once zucchini is ready you’ll want to make sure you take it off the plant ASAP.  If you don’t it will signal to the plant that you don’t need anymore and to stop producing.  If you harvest it will signal to the plant to keep producing!

The next tip we have is to save the seeds!  Zucchini seeds are expensive due to the size.  You don’t get too many in each packet.  However, harvesting seeds from zucchini is easy.  There are many videos on YouTube that can guide you in the right direction.  If you find that you’re having lots of success seed collecting then don’t forget that the Limitless Growth Marketplace makes it easy to sell seeds!  Just ensure you have a good germination rate and then feel free to turn your zucchinis into a profit crop!

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Direct Sow,Start Indoor
When to Direct Sow:
May,June
When to Start Indoors:
April,May
Sprouting Time:
7-14
Soil Temperature (C):
25-35
Depth:
2cm (1″)
Spacing (cm):
60cm (18-24″)
Row Spacing (cm):
90-120cm (36-48″)
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
60-100
When To Harvest:
August,September
How to Harvest:
Pick regularly to encourage the plant to keep on fruiting. Zucchini leaves are often very prickly, so pull delicate skinned fruit out carefully. Fully mature zucchini have a hard skin: chickens like them.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Leaves, flower, and Fruit
Potential Health Benefits:
Eye Health,Depression Fighter,Skin Health,Nutrient Dense

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Corn,Lettuce,Pea,Radish
What Plants to Avoid:
Broccoli,Brussel Sprouts,Cauliflower,Collards,Kale,Turnip
Common Pests:
Common Disease:
Mildew on leaves. To combat this it's best to avoid overhead watering.
Bonus Grow Tips:
Squash likes to climb, so it's a good idea to set up a trellis or a squash arch!

Still Have Questions? Chat With a Pro!

The Limitless Growth Marketplate connects you with local organic growers who can help via zoom or in person!