Zucchini is a summer squash, they are warm season annual plants. Best quality fruit is harvested at 5-8" or smaller, while skin is soft and glossy. Harvest frequently to enhance productivity.
Summer Squash - Golden Zucchini
- Planting: Plant in direct sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight) in fertile and well-drained soil, 18" to 24" apart.
Watering: Summer squash plants need regular watering to produce large, problem-free harvests. Water thoroughly whenever the top inch of soil is dry.
Harvesting: harvest early and often to increase productivity, best when harvested young and tender, and skin is still glossy.