Organic Gardening – Growing Zucchini in Containers

Growing zucchini in containers is a great way to add to the decor of your landscape. They can be grown on a patio, deck or even planted in pots around the yard. They are an attractive bushy plat with dark green leaves and bright yellow flowers. It is a great crop that you can easily include in your edible landscape. Enjoy there beauty while producing a thriving crop at the same time.

It is a fast growing crop of the squash family that produces a long cylindrical shaped fruit that has a smooth dark green skin and creamy whitish-green milky flavored flesh. They are a warm weather crop that needs a soil temperature of above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Containers are an ideal way to grow this crop. The plants can be started indoors about 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost and the pots or containers can be moved outdoors once all dangers of frost have past in your area. This gives them a head start to producing a healthy and thriving crop.

Planting your zucchini in pots or containers also gives them the advantage of having less of a problem with pests or disease. The pots allow the plant to be higher off the ground, this increases the air circulation around the plant making it a place that most pest wont want to make there home and keep the plant drier to prevent common problems like powdery mildew.

Container growing your zucchini is a cost effective way to grow a high yielding crop.