Growing Zucchini in a Bag

Zucchinis are so easy to grow you don't even need a pot, let alone space in the garden. A large, well-made plastic bag can contain enough soil to keep a single zucchini plant happy and productive.

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When to Start: spring
At Its Best: summer
Time to Complete: 30 minutes to sow; 30 minutes to plant

Materials Needed:

  • zucchini seeds
  • seed soil mix
  • multi-purpose soil mix
  • large, sturdy plastic bags
  • scissors
  • small pots
  • mulch, such as bark chips

Plant Seeds

Fill small pots with potting soil mix. Zucchini seedlings are large, so plant just one seed in each pot. Water them in and cover the pots with clear plastic bags to encourage germination.

Planting Zucchini SeedlingsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Choose a Sunny Site

Once the seedlings have germinated, remove the bags and place the pots in a warm, sunny spot. Keep them indoors, or in a warm greenhouse, until all danger of frost has passed in late spring or early summer.

Zucchini in PotsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Plant Into a Large Bag

Once the weather has warmed, harden off your plants by standing them outside during the day, and bringing them inside at night, for a couple of weeks. Set your plastic bags in a sheltered sunny spot outside. Make drainage holes with scissors in the bottom of each bag, fill with soil and plant the zucchinis.

Replanting ZucchiniEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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