Zucchini, a member of the squash family, needs at least 6-8 hours of full sun and consistently moist soil high in organic matter to perform.
Some zucchini varieties are vining types that require a trellis or a lot of room to sprawl, but there are also bush types suitable for container gardening and small space gardening.
Sowing: Sow seeds 2.5cm apart in rows or hills. Start in seedling trays first and transplant.
Soil: Well drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Dig through your own home compost, or ActivGrow Soil Improver to give your gardens a boost.
Sunlight: Full sun
Watering: Regular watering at the base/stems of plants. Avoid watering leaves.
Pollination: Zucchini is a monoecious plant, meaning each plant has both male and female flowers. A female flower has a small swelling (the ovary) at the base of its short-stem. A male flower has a long, thin stem—and is usually larger than the female. Bees and insects must visit the male flower then the female flower for pollination.
Harvest: Best picked around 15-20cm, and regular picking encourages more fruiting
Varieties: Black beauty, Golden, Costata Romanesco, Italian light green and more!