I love getting out in the garden when the Perth weather suits. Let’s talk about vegetable growing, in particular how to grow Zucchini in your Perth backyard.
(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)
When should you plant Zucchini?
The best months to plant Zucchini in Perth are Sep-Jan. You can plant using Seed or Transplant, ideally when the soil temperature is around 15-24 degrees celcius and the air is around 15-30 degree celcius.
Seeds or Transplant? Seed or Transplant
Ideal air temp: 15-30c
Ideal soil temp: 15-24c
Can Zucchini grow in pots?
Yes, however you will require a large, deep pot.
The great thing about planting Zucchini in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Zucchini indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.
How much sun should Zucchini get?
You will discover that Zucchini thrives on Full sun.
Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Zucchini isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.
Eating vegetables makes me feel good.
How often should you water Zucchini?
Zucchini really enjoys when it gets Regular watering.
They prefer soil that is Well-drained.
When can you harvest?
Being a 6-8Weeks vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Zucchini crop is around Sept-Jun. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.
Growing Zucchini in rows
If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Zucchini in rows. You’ll need to allow around 90 centimetres between rows, and 50 centimetres between each seedling or seed.
Space between rows: 90 cm
Space between seedlings: 50 cm
Keep the seeds!
Did you know that you can keep Zucchini seeds for up to 2 to 10 years, and use them to grow more next season?
Plant a radish, get a radish, never any doubt. That’s why I love vegetables, you know what they’re about!
Enjoy delicious Zucchini in your Perth garden
You can save so much money by growing Zucchini in your own backyard.
There is nothing more soul soothing than planting seeds and tending your vegetables; watching them sprout and grow and then eventually cooking and consuming them.
I hope you found this guide useful, and that you soon start growing some veges for yourself.