How to grow zucchini in your garden on a budget.
Not everyone has money to go out and buy fancy planters, compost and tools. Some people have only limited space to work with, but still want to enjoy having a garden of their own. If you love the taste of zucchini and want to grow it yourself follow the steps below to grow your own zucchini on a budget.
- First you have to find a pretty good size spot in your yard to grow zucchini because the plant bushes out and can get pretty big or use a trell and make them grow vertical.. Make sure that your spot is at least three feet away from other plants because zucchini grow huge leaves that will cover up other garden plants. If you’re not sure what three feet is, have your four year old lay down on the ground with their head in the spot where you want to place the seed.. This is the funny part.
- After you’ve measured from head to heel and feel okay that the area is big enough, dig a small hole with a spoon, no more than 1 inch deep and just drop the seed in the hole. Remember to make sure you have your little one go wash their hair after they get up to get rid of any ‘hitchhikers’ that may have been on the ground.
- Cover the hole loosely with some of the dirt that you dug out of the hole or have your little one do it. You don’t have to pack the dirt down on the seed because it needs space to easily push up through the dirt once it starts growing
- Pour about a cup and a half of water onto the dirt around the seed. Pour as close to the seed in the ground as possible but not directly on it. If you pour too much water directly on the seed you can water log it and drown it which can make it not grow.
- Every day water in the same manner mentioned above. Do not let the ground dry out, but don’t over water as well. You should see some growth in around 3 to 7 days.
- Once you have bush growing, water more and try not to spray the leaves since this can cause diseases. If you must use pesticide, use homemade or organic pesticides. Be careful to look out for diseases on the leaves such as white powdery like stuff or wilting.
- Since bushes grow rather large, you can control this by pruning the oldest leaves first. Remove any yellowing leaves or wilted ones. Remember to water bushes around once or twice a week if not more often depending on your climate. Be on the lookout for flowers which pop up right before the zucchinis start to grow.
- Once your zucchini starts growing, wait until they are a desired size then pick and put in the fridge. Make sure to eat them within a week for best quality. You can eat them raw or cooked. Enjoy.