Zucchini plants come in two types: vine and bush. Zucchini shrubs have a compact habit, making them. Ideal for small gardens and containers They also produce fruit all summer long. They are easy to plant, grow and maintain, and if the zucchini is harvested regularly, they are heavy producers.
Zucchini bushes grow quickly from seed. The seeds should be planted after the soil has warmed to at least 70 degrees Celsius. Bush-type zucchini should be 2 or 3 feet planted apart, placed with seeds half an inch deep. Plant two to three seeds together in the ground, in order to ensure the germination. If more than one is, the smaller distance trapped.
Bush zucchini require lots of water – at least an inch a week. They have long roots, however, and are good at accessing water. The soil should always be constantly moist for seedlings. Water mature plants when the top inch of ground is dry. Less frequent deep watering is better than frequent shallow watering.
Quite robust and not as a disease-prone, like many other plants, zucchini, prone to mildew, like, mosaic virus and blight are. Choose disease-resistant varieties and rotate crops to avoid diseases regularly. Common pests that damage plants zucchini cucumber beetles, squash bugs, aphids and squash vine borer included.
Zucchini bushes can produce fruit quickly. They are best harvested when the fruit is still young and tender, about 6 cm long. Not only does the tender zucchini, but early harvest promotes plant produce more fruit. Zucchini fruit of the plant are cut off with a sharp knife or twisted his hand. Not zucchini harvest when the plants are wet – like after casting or rain – because moisture increases disease transmission through the small wound left after harvest.