Growing zucchini in the vegetable garden

How can it be that Gardenprue has not dedicated a little time to zucchini ? That is what I say. Today we are going to provide a solution. This typical summer plant that complements our vegetable garden of peppers and tomatoes and manages to create an exceptional diversity, deserves our attention. We will know your requirements, your cultivation technique and we will take advantage of this plant!

THE GARDEN AT HOME. TODAY WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE CULTIVATION OF ZUCCHINI

We will avoid commenting on its origin, scientific name, description of the plant, history, etc. Yes, it is also interesting, but let’s go to garlic and get to know the crop itself.

ZUCCHINI TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS

It is not demanding in terms of temperature and the optimum temperature is usually between 20-25º C in vegetative growth, like many other vegetables, supporting temperatures between 10º C and 35º C maximum.

ZUCCHINI MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS

The humidity requirements fluctuate between 70-80%. In the case of a greenhouse, this percentage must be controlled to avoid the appearance of diseases .

 LIGHT REQUIREMENTS

The light requirements are high . Avoid shady situations, as production and growth will be reduced.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS

It adapts quite well to any type of soil, especially loamy, deep and well drained. It is recommended that these soils have a high content of organic matter in the soil.

The zucchini hold Quitewell salinity situations in the soil. Regarding pH, recommended values ​​are those between 5 and 7.

 ZUCCHINI FERTILIZATION

In some post we have included information about the zucchini fertilizer. As time is money, I add values ​​here.

Fresh air

  • Nitrogen needs in kg / ha: 100-120
  • Phosphorus needs in kg / ha: 30-40
  • Potassium needs in kg / ha: 110-160

Greenhouse

  • Nitrogen needs in kg / ha: 200-250
  • Phosphorus needs in kg / ha: 60-80
  • Potassium needs in kg / ha: 220-300

If you only have a few zucchini plants, it shouldn’t be a problem that it’s in hectares. If your planting frame is 1 × 1 m, you can have 10,000 plants in one hectare, which means 0.01 kg of nitrogen per plant in outdoor cultivation.

PLANTATION FRAME

As it is a creeping plant, the space needs are wide. Values ​​of 1 plant / m 2  are frequent. There are also frames of 1.5m x 0.75m, 1.33m x1m, 1m x0.6m, etc.

PLANTING CALENDAR

Sowing: March-April

Harvest: 90 days

Germination time: 5-10 days

 Zucchini is usually transplanted to permanent soil when the seedling has at least 2 or 3 true leaves.

TUTORED

Being creeping, the fruits are in danger of rotting or contracting diseases when in contact with the soil (which must be moist). In a greenhouse it is simpler, since through ropes it is possible to raise the fruit, like a pulley with the structure of the greenhouse. Outdoors it can be improvised using crisscrossed canes. Tying the stems to the canes with rope. Do it in different ways, but always leave the fruit off the ground.

An example of zucchini tutoring

PESTS AND DISEASES OF ZUCCHINI

It is a subject that must be discussed thoroughly. So we will conveniently update an entry dedicated exclusively to this topic.

Welcome to The GardenPure! My name is Ryan Heagle, and I’m the founder of The GardenPure, I spent the first part of my adult life teaching and then living in Australia in various business ventures, the first of which was a business devoted to the sale of house plants.  I am now a full time blogger. I am a self taught gardener.

Ryan Heagle

Welcome to The GardenPure! My name is Ryan Heagle, and I’m the founder of The GardenPure, I spent the first part of my adult life teaching and then living in Australia in various business ventures, the first of which was a business devoted to the sale of house plants.  I am now a full time blogger. I am a self taught gardener.

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