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How to Plant Zucchini

As with most fruits and vegetables, timing is essential when planting zucchini. You can start by putting in a seed in a peat pot 30 days prior to the final frost. This allows you to set the pot beneath the ground without upsetting the roots. Preparing the Soil Don’t plant any until the thermometer reads at least 65 F. These must also be planted in a mound. Just shape the soil like a mound. Add some decomposed manure and make it 2 ft in diameter. If you’re making more than one mound, put 3 ft of space between each one. That is the minimum space. There should be no more than five plants per mound. As you start planting zucchini, provide at least six inches of space for each plant. Watering and Caring Water the mounds at least once a week. The watering needs to be deep, but keep the leaves dry. If the leaves get soaked they’ll be susceptible to disease. As the plants grow, you should remove the weak ones. Usually only two plants should remain for every mound. Cultivating the soil...