by Amy Gordon
(last updated January 17, 2018)
Zucchini is a very tasty treat when cooked right, and it is even better if you have grown it in your own garden. Unlike many other plants out there, zucchini are very easy to grow and to take care of. There is very little that you have to do to get them right. Invite your friends over for dinner and brag how you grew the zucchini they are eating, and you can just hide the fact that it was as easy as pie.
Although growing zucchini is easy, there are a few things that you should do to help your plants grow well. The first thing to remember is that you should plant your seeds in an area that receives plenty of sunlight. While zucchini are forgiving in most aspects, they will not grow without enough sun. The second thing you should do is plant the seeds fairly deep. Put them about three inches deep in the ground. They do not need too much water, so make sure they are not flooded at an early age. Also, make sure to plant zucchini at a time when they are not in danger of being frosted over.
Another great thing about zucchini is that they suffer from few diseases or pests. You will not have to worry too much about anything eating into your new zucchini, since few critters like to eat them.
There is one thing that you need to worry about when growing zucchini. Make sure as you grow your zucchini to watch out for mildew, since zucchini cannot stand too much water. If mildew begins to crop up, treat it with an appropriate systemic fungicide.
If you want a great treat with your new supply of zucchini, pull some off just before the buds open into blossoms. Before the buds open, the zucchini is delicious to eat sauteed in butter or dipped in batter and deep-fried.
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