Garden Guide for Zone 8b
Zucchini is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but is usually harvested at half that size or less. Along with certain other squashes and pumpkins, it belongs to the species Cucurbita pepo.
- Soil: Well-drained soil
- Water: Regular watering
- Light: Full sun
- Sowing Method: Direct sow
- Growing Days: 60
Planting Instructions: Sow zucchini seeds in the ground when the soil has warmed to 70 degrees F. Plant seeds 1 inch deep in hills that are 2 to 3 feet apart. Each hill should have 2 to 3 seeds. When the plants are 2 inches tall, thin to 2 plants per hill.
Harvest Instructions: Harvest zucchini when the fruits are small. This will result in a more tender and flavorful squash. Cut the squash off the vine rather than pulling them off.