How do you grow zucchini?


Quick Answer

To grow zucchini, select a good location, prepare the soil, plant the seeds, mulch the seedlings, water the zucchini plants regularly and fertilize them. You need zucchini seeds, loamy soil, compost, mulch, water and fertilizer.

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  1. Find a good location for the zucchini

    Find a good location in which to plant the zucchini. The location must receive plenty of sunlight.

  2. Prepare the soil

    Use loamy soil that is well-drained. Before planting the seeds, add compost to the soil. The soil is ready to plant when it has reached 60 degrees Fahrenheit at a depth of 2 inches.

  3. Plant the zucchini

    Plant the zucchini seeds in a 1-inch-deep hole. Space the holes 2 to 3 feet apart.

  4. Mulch the plants

    Once the plants begin to grow, add a layer of mulch around them. Zucchini plants have shallow roots, and the mulch protects them while keeping the soil moist.

  5. Water the plants

    Water the zucchini regularly, especially when the fruit starts to grow. To determine whether the plants need water, place a finger in the soil, making sure that the first 4 inches are moist at all times.

  6. Fertilize the plants

    Fertilize the plants when they first start to bloom. Once the fruit starts to grow, fertilize the plants more often.

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