How to plant zucchini

- May 07, 2018-

  If you want to grow zucchini, pick a reasonably sunny spot in the garden and amend the soil with compost or manure for added nutrition. Make a mound for each crop to grow on. Seedlings can be started at home or purchased and planted in the late spring, or gardeners can simply seed their squash plot. The soil should be kept moist, but not wet, and stakes should be used to support the plant as it grows so that the developing vegetables do not rot in close contact with the ground.

  As soon as the fruit start appearing, they can be harvested. Some gardeners avoid overproduction by harvesting the blossoms, which can be battered and fried, tossed with pasta, or added to stir fries, among other things. If an excess does arise, gardeners can make preserves and chutneys, or attempt to unload unwanted squash on the neighbors, assuming they are foolish enough to leave their cars or back doors unlocked during zucchini season.