Care of zucchini in the garden: Take care of these things

Zucchini comes from the cucumber family, and is ideal for summer consumption. The plants produce large, yellow, trumpet-like flowers that are frequented by insects, and the fruits grow on bushy stems that can reach up to 2 meters in length. Zucchini are so fertile that if you take care of them properly with just two plants, you can satisfy the needs of a family of four.

When growing zucchini in the garden, you can often come across some obstacles or signals which plants he gives you but you can’t recognize them. In order to grow tasty and high-quality zucchini, the most important thing is to choose a good location, then there is the care of the planting and the detection of possible problems, and then the harvest.

Location selection

To grow zucchini, you need to find a place where there is a lot of sun. Also, the soil must be fertile and moist but with the ability to dry out quickly. If the soil is too sandy or too drybefore sowing zucchini, apply a layer of compost to improve moisture retention.

Zucchini leaves can be damage and tear when it is exposed to strong winds, so it is important to provide them with a location where they will be protected from it. The site should have a nearby water source to facilitate watering the plant.

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Zucchini plants need regular watering to keep the soil moist was evenly moist. Zucchini require a large amount of water to prevent them from wilting. Even if you think the soil is already wet from the rain, they need to be watered additionally. To make sure that the plants really need waterwait for the sun to set and then see if the leaves revive.

If you notice that the leaves are not recovering, you need to water slowly you add in the root zone. Use straw or hay that you will place around the plants to prevent water evaporation.

You feed the plants when the leaves turn pale. For each plant with fertilizer with low nitrogen content add a shovelful of compost. On the other hand, fertilizers with a high nitrogen content reduce the yield. Also, regular harvesting enables the production of new fruits.

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Possible problems

If you notice that at the ends of the flowers of this plant rot appeared know that this rot will later appear on the fruit itself. The appearance of this disease is the result calcium deficiency which can easily be solved by adding this element. Some gardeners recommend adding crushed shells to the soil, which are extremely rich in calcium.

Bugs that attack this family can cause really big damage. You can prevent these bugs by removing weeds in and around your garden. You can control the invasion of these bugs with appropriate insecticides. Before that, read the label of the insecticide and follow it carefully user manual, storage and disposal. Plants are also susceptible to fungal diseases, especially if they are planted too close together or if they don’t get enough sun.

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You can harvest zucchini as soon as you see them ripe for consumption. The small fruits still attached to the flowers are good when eaten fresh. Fruits that are slightly larger, that is, those that are long from 15 to 20 cm are good for cooking.

Zucchini hide under the leaves, so be careful check the plants every day or every other day during the fruiting period. Cut the fruit from the plant with a sharp knife to avoid damaging the vine. Zucchini can be stored for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.


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