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Golden Zucchini Plants: How To Grow Golden Zucchini In The Garden

By Amy Grant

Zucchini has been a garden staple for centuries. If you?re a bit tired of the typical green zucchini, try growing golden zucchini plants. A twist on an old favorite with brilliant yellow color, the following article contains golden zucchini information.

Zucchini Plant Fertilizer: Tips On Feeding Zucchini Plants

By Amy Grant

Zucchini is one of the most popular summer squash varieties to grow in the vegetable garden. To get the highest yield of fruit, you may question "should I fertilize zucchini." The following article contains information on zucchini fertilizer requirements.

Zucchini Squash Diseases: Common Diseases Of Zucchini Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Sadly, there are a few zucchini plant diseases that you need to watch for in order to reap that bountiful harvest. Treating zucchini diseases often starts with soil preparation, crop rotation and a little pre-planning to minimize any potential issues. Learn more here.

Floppy Zucchini Plants: Why A Zucchini Plant Falls Over

By Amy Grant

If you have ever grown zucchini, you know it can take over a garden. Its vining habit combined with heavy fruit also lends it a tendency towards leaning zucchini plants. So what can you do about floppy zucchini plants? Find out in this article.

Controlling Zucchini Insects: Learn About Zucchini Pests

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Zucchini are prey to numerous insect pests whose feeding activity can seriously damage the crop. Early detection to find zucchini bugs on plants is crucial, as some of these pests can kill the vines in just a few days. Learn more in this article.

Zucchini Container Care: Tips For Zucchini Grown In Containers

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you love zucchini but you?re short on gardening space, consider zucchini grown in containers. Growing zucchini in container gardens on your patio or balcony isn?t as difficult as you might think. Click this article to learn more.

Zucchini Problems: What Causes Bumps On Zucchini

By Kristi Waterworth

When a gardener has bumpy zucchini fruit, disposing of excess fruit becomes a secondary issue to correcting the deformed zucchinis. Learn more about what to do for bumpy zucchini fruit in this article.

Zucchini Plant Care: How To Grow Zucchini Squash

By Heather Rhoades

Growing zucchini in a garden is easy and a zucchini plant can produce large amounts of delicious squash. Take a look at how to plant zucchini and grow zucchini squash in this article.

Why Zucchini Blossoms Fall Off The Plant

By Heather Rhoades

Your zucchini plant is covered in lovely blossoms. Then one morning you walk out to your garden to find all those blossoms lying on the ground. Read this article to learn why zucchini blossoms fall off plants.


When to plant spaghetti squash seeds

When you’re growing spaghetti squash, it’s important to know the length of your growing season. This is because most cultivars of spaghetti squash, including my favorite ‘Vegetable Spaghetti’, require 100 days on average to reach maturity.

Here’s when to plant squash seeds based on your climate.

  1. If you live in a northern growing zone and have a short growing season with less than 100 frost-free days, start squash seeds indoors under grow lights about 4 weeks prior to your last expected spring frost. Another option is to grow a fast-maturing variety such as ‘Small Wonder’, which produces single-serving sized squash in just 80 days.
  2. If you live where the growing season is longer than 100 days, your best bet is to start spaghetti squash from seed planted directly into the garden.

Squash seedlings resent transplanting. Starting squash seeds indoors under grow lights is often counter-productive for those with a growing season over 100 days. Planting transplants out into the garden instead of planting seeds sets plant growth back by a few weeks. Because of this, only start squash seeds indoors if you live in a northern region with a short growing season. Otherwise, plant spaghetti squash seeds directly into garden beds a week or two after the danger of frost has passed. In my Pennsylvania garden, I sow seeds of squash and other warm-season veggies, like cucumbers, beans, and zucchini, anytime between May 15th and June 10th.


Well, this one is easily answered. Since zucchini can be eaten raw, you can eat it any way you please. It goes with pretty much any flavour and can be used from cold salads, bbq zucchini skewers to sweet bread and brownies. Oh yes. Zucchini is a great way to add moisture to baked goods. It has a quite neutral taste when cooked and is very nutrient dense. Zucchini has very few calories due to its high water content and provides you with a wide range of nutrients ranging from a high amount of vitamin C to potassium.

To have a visual taste of it, here are some pictures of dishes that contain or feature zucchini.

If you do try to grow them, let me know how it went! Leave a comment and feel free to tag your pictures on Instagram with #gloriathegreedyvegan so I can find them.

Grilled Zucchini Ribbons through The Greedy Vegan.


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