When to plant zucchini outdoors: tips for gardeners

By Andrii MaistrenkoJun 13, 2024 08:30 AMGarden
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When to plant zucchini outdoors. Source: www.rogersgardens.com

Zucchini is popular among gardeners due to its ease of cultivation and abundant harvest. However, for successful growth, it is important to know the ideal planting time.

SSPDaily told you about the optimal period for planting zucchini in the open ground, as well as basic tips for caring for them.

Dates

Planting zucchini at the end of May is a common practice that allows you to get a ripe harvest in August. However, early varieties have the advantage of bearing fruit as early as July, which requires an earlier sowing schedule. For quick results, consider using seedlings instead of seeds.

Given that zucchini thrive best in warm conditions, it is advisable to sow seeds when the spring weather is stable. Plant them in May, but be sure to make appropriate adjustments based on your desired harvest dates.

Tips for planting zucchini

The preparation of zucchini seeds is simple and does not require any unique pre-treatment. However, it can be helpful to soak them in warm water for about a day to stimulate germination.

Proper care of zucchini

1. Watering

After sowing your zucchini seeds, make sure they receive adequate watering at least once a week. In case of drought, increase the frequency to three times a week. Ten days after planting, apply a mineral fertilizer to promote healthy growth and nutrition of the sprouts.

2. Fertilizing

Provide additional fertilization during flowering, and then another when the fruits begin to form. These intervals support rational development. At the same time, weed regularly to ensure that the plants have a free environment.

3. Pollination technique

Take advantage of an interesting life hack to improve pollination. Dissolve a spoonful of honey in water, and then sprinkle the solution near the ovaries and leaves of the zucchini. The sweet aroma will attract beneficial insects that will promote pollination.

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