Zucchini Cucurbita pepo.
How to sow zucchini: Direct seed 2 seeds, thin to 1 plant when seedlings have 2 sets of leaves
Sun requirement for zucchini: Plant in Full Sun
Zucchini has been planted 67 times by Growstuff members.
Zucchini is a type of summer squash. It's soft, edible skin ranges from light to dark green and is sometimes striped. It can grow to a meter in length, but is usually harvested at 15-25 cm, when the flesh is tender and the seeds relatively undeveloped. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It has spiny leaves and stems and large yellow flowers. The flowers are edible, but eating them prevents the zucchini from developing.
Median lifespan16 weeks
First harvest expected14 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected22 weeks after planting
Companionsgarlic calendula oregano french marigold marjoram
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