Zucchini planting the harvest-1

Zucchini is an easy vegetable to grow and that will delight your taste buds of’been to’fall.

L’maintenance, harvesting seed are gestures that will help you have beautiful zucchini.

In short, that’you should know:

Name : Cucurbita pepo
Family : Cucurbit
Type : Vegetable

: 30 to 40 cm
Exposure : Sunlight
Ground : Rather light but mostly well drained

Harvest 2 months after planting

  • Find our selection of delicious zucchini in your garden

Sowing, planting zucchini:

Zucchini is a fruit / vegetable that is grown in all our regions and which that request’one thing, the sun and the’water.

The culture of zucchini is done either by seeding from spring to’summer, or by planting seedlings purchased commercially from the beginning of the’summer.

Squash is among the seedlings easy to make and therefore is ideal for novice gardener.

Sowing under shelter:

The seedlings under shelter starts from March-April,

  • Sow in poquet in the small wells at 2-3 seeds per pot.
  • Lightly cover with soil and water in a fine stream to maintain the moist substrate.
  • Once the seedlings raised, transplant the most vigorous in the ground from’April or May depending on the region
  • Allow approximately 1m2 per foot as zucchini needs room to grow.

Sowing in open ground

The clay seedlings directly up takes place from late April-early May,

To sow in the ground zucchini, wait until all risk of frost in your area

  • Sowing s’performs up from the month of April and up’at the end of’summer.
    Use the method called seeding in poquet about 2 or 3 inches deep and within a space of 60 to 80 cm between each pocket.
  • When plants are 8-10 inches tall, thin for that’they are developing normally.
  • If you choose a seedling pot, transplant in the ground 4-6 weeks later.
    This has the’benefit protect young plants against slugs up’for their proper development.

A council : Zucchini needs’be pollinated by male and female plants to give zucchini. It is therefore necessary to’have several plants to thrive and promote crop.

Planting zucchini:

If you are pressed for time or you forget to plant in time, we can planting zucchini purchased bucket early in the’summer.

  • Respect the’spacing required for proper development of zucchini (about 1m2 per foot)
  • Water regularly, especially early

Maintenance, zucchini culture

If culture zucchini and very easy, the’maintenance requires some care.

  • Remove weeds in as.
  • Water in case of hot weather avoid wetting the foliage may even show the’powdery mildew zucchini.
  • Remove damaged leaves to as, especially if they show signs of illness.

Harvesting courgettes:

The growth of the zucchini is very fast so you have to ensure its development because too big, they are worse than when they are a good size.

More meat is tender and tasty and it will be digested. More allowed to grow and the seeds become large in number and size.

Harvesting takes place about 2 months after sowing

  • Preferably choose zucchini maturing, because the seeds begin to appear already in the ripe ones. They are therefore less pleasant to taste.
  • It is also best to pick wheneur size not exceeding 20 cm for long, and 10 cm in diameter for round.
    Beyond this size, it loses flavor.

Protect against the zucchini’Powdery mildew:

Zucchini planting the harvest-1This thin white film covering the zucchini leaves, as a white powder, which poisons your zucchini plants s’calls the’powdery mildew.

This disease is a fungus that sucks the sap to the point’exhaust the plant ends up s’weaken and in some cases die.

Adequate and timely treatment is essential to overcome the’powdery mildew which could even contaminate most of your vegetable garden planting cucurbits like squash and pumpkins, the cucumbers or melons

  • Use secateurs previously disinfected with’90 ° alcohol
  • Cut and destroy diseased leaves from the’appearance of’powdery mildew (never at compost)
  • Wipe your shears to’alcohol 90 after each cut
  • Then spray a sulfur-based solution that you often find in the’Sulfur Spray appellation commercially
  • One can also use baking soda in an amount of 5 g / liter’water + a teaspoon of soap.
  • Finally, if your zucchini resist or are affected by strong’powdery mildew, only treatment with myclobutanyl will allow you to’deal with them. Attention then observe the prescribed doses

Namely the zucchini:

Zucchini planting the harvest-1Originating’Central America, zucchini is actually a young pumpkin picked before full maturity.

It has also the’advantage of giving beautiful summer edible yellow flowers.

Considered a creeping plant, long or rounded fruit water-rich (95%), calcium, magnesium and potassium.

It is also rich in minerals, vitamins, fiber and trace elements.

Green, white or yellow, round or elongated shape, the varieties are numerous and many flavors to taste and try in your garden.

From interesting varieties of zucchini, we note ‘Ambassador’, ‘Black beauty’, ‘Diamond’, ‘Gold rush’, ‘Early vegetable’, ‘Splendor’, Or ‘Nice round’ with delicious round fruits.

Malignant Council about zucchini:

Avoid wetting the leaves when’watering c’is the best defense against the’powdery mildew.

  • Find our selection of delicious zucchini in your garden