Zucchini is one of the most productive plants you can grow in your garden, even for beginners. Gardeners often find themselves abundant at harvest time and will enjoy coming up with various ways to use and preserve this delicious and versatile vegetable.
One thing you may not know is that the entire plant is edible, from the roots to the foliage, the flowers, and, of course, the zucchinis themselves. Low-calorie and nutritious, zucchini work well in both savory and sweet dishes - and can even be used as a low-carb substitute for pasta.
Growing zucchini in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Curcurbitaceae
Nutritional Information For Zucchini
Nutritional Facts - per 100/g
|Nutrient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.3 g||-|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||-|
How to Grow Zucchini in Your GardenSoxx®
As zucchini grows best in warm soil, they are a perfect contender for the GardenSoxx®, which will warm up quickly in the spring after the last frost has passed. They can be planted directly from seed. While the plants are self-pollinating, having more than one plant will increase your chance at a successful harvest. Plant in an area with full sun and ensure they are watered daily.
Zucchini Seed to Harvest Time: Approximately 50 days
How to Harvest Zucchini
Zucchini grow fairly quickly - so once you start seeing some emerging from your plant, be sure to check on them every few days so not to end up with an overgrown fruit (the larger ones can be tough or seedy). Pick zucchini when they are about 7 inches long and firm to the touch. Continue to pick throughout the season to encourage more to grow.