How to Grow Zucchini Plants
Fresh, homegrown zucchini is wonderful right off the vine or grilled as part of a light summer dish.
- zucchini seeds of choice
- small gardening pots
- watering can
- large containers or beds
Step 1: Plant the Seeds
Sow seeds indoors, 1-inch deep into small pots to avoid disturbing the roots when planting them out later on.
Step 2: Grow Indoors
Grow them indoors in a greenhouse or on a bright windowsill. They will be large enough to plant out after four to six weeks, so don’t sow too early.
Step 3: Take the Plants Outside
Harden Off and Plant Zucchinni Plants After Frost
Harden off the young zucchini plants. Plant them out after about two or three weeks once the risk of late frosts have passed. Remember to water the pots well before planting out, and avoid holding the plants by their stems as they are easily bruised.
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Harden off, and plant out once the risk of frost has passed. To avoid root damage, water the plants first so they slide more easily from their pots.
Step 4: Plant Into Containers
Plant into containers or beds, and keep them well watered throughout the growing season. Larger containers retain moisture more effectively.