Zucchini

Growing Guide

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Where to plant

Full sun. Well drained soil.

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Sow depth

1cm

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Space between seeds / seedlings

10cm

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Row space

50-100cm

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Size of pot needed (width / depth)

50-100cm2

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Seedling Sow Depth

3cm

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Best practice

Transplant

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Germination (days)

5-12

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Maturity (days)

60-85

How to Grow

How to grow video guide
From seed

Choose a sunny spot, enrich with fertilizer.

Add liquid lime & dolomite to prevent blossom end rot.

Sow 3-4 seeds into mounds of soil spaced 40cm apart and water well.

As seedlings grow, thin out seedlings and leave only the two strongest.

Mulch around the base of the plants with organic mulch.

Feed weekly with plant food.

In a pot

Choose a pot at least 40cm wide and deep.

Position in full sun, fill with quality potting mix.

Follow seed->seedling->harvest guide.

Ready to harvest

Harvest when fruit is small and tender for best flavour.

Pick regularly to encourage more fruiting.

Collect seed

Allow fruit to stay on the vine (they can get quite large).

Seeds will be inside and you can also find endless ways to use the marrow flesh.

When to Grow

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Zone 1 - Cool

October , November , December

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Zone 2 - Temperate

January , September , October , November , December

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Zone 3 - Subtropical

January , February , March , July , August , September , October , November , December

Companion Planting

Tips for Care

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Zucchini roots do not like being disturbed during transplanting.

To reduce possible damage, plant the seeds in peat pots, pellets, or any type of pot that can be planted.
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Regularly harvest when small to encourage continuous cropping.

Pests & Problems


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