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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.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

16 weeks

First harvest expected

13 weeks after planting

Height

70cm

Spread

150cm

Row Spacing

90cm

Companions

garlic calendula oregano french marigold marjoram

Photos

Zucchini crops

Zucchini plantings

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Zucchini harvests

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Zucchini seeds

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What people are saying about zucchini

How to save seeds

by shiny,

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Coming together

by shawnacscott,

This weekend I had two full days to really focus on the yard, and I made the most of it. With the intermittent help of several others over the course of the weekend, I got both easement planter boxes filled with compost and soil, cleaned up and weeded the alley, got the stump pulled from the coni...

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Getting ready for spring!

by maco,

I've got seeds either on-hand or ordered for just about everything I'm starting from seed this year. I've been working out what I want to plant, and this is the plan I've come up with for the 72 square feet of my backyard raised beds: ![garden plan](http://mackenzie.morgan.name/tmp/garden_plan...

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A slow start to summer

by Skud,

I'm so very, very behind on my gardening. I was travelling heaps and had lots of other commitments through October/November, which is peak spring planting time here, and nothing got done. I've come to the realisation that if I'm going to do work that involves that sort of travel, I need to cut ...

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Too Late for Starting? - Northeast USA

by erin,

I live in Massachusetts in the US, and just found out that I do, indeed, have space for planting in the giant garden that is apparently shared between the neighborhood. Is it too late to start [zucchini](crop)s and [watermelon](crop)s? What about sauce [tomato](crop)es? I've never tried to start ...

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Transplant Ho!

by melannen,

Most of the rest of my seedlings came up last week all together - I had forgotten how *violently* beens and [squash](crop) can grow - so I did a bunch of transplanting. All but two of the seeds I started came up, and I think one of the other two is about to - I am gratified! Although if I end up ...

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Into bed with you!

by gotica,

I finally got frustrated enough to establish one of the raised beds the other week, using a combination of enriched coir and compost. I've sown Purple Haze carrots, brussels sprouts, purple broccoli, peas, turnips, english [spinach](crop) and have transplanted two [zucchini](crop) plants and t...

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Another week, another heap of things planted

by Skud,

I really should've got started on winter planting sooner, I think. Everything in the garden is in a lull right now. Although people near me are still blogging about the last of their crops from summer, all we have still going are some chillis and some [basil](crop). Lots of things died off in ...

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