Survival Gardening: Squash and Zucchini

This post was previously published HERE on ModernSurvivalOnline.

Spring is fast approaching and many will start gardens for the very first time. Wanna have guaranteed (well…..almost) success? Over the years I have found it incredibly easy to grow both zucchini and crookneck summer squash. I have grown these in containers, raised beds, as well as in the ground.

Provided there is decent soil, water and sunlight – throw the seeds in the ground and in several weeks there will be zucchini and squash on the grill or in the frying pan.

These are some massive zucchini’s!

A few more thoughts:

  • I have had very few problems with bugs messing with squash and zucchini’s.
  • Both can be eaten raw (though I wouldn’t recommend it).
  • Both have excellent storage life.
  • Plants are incredibly productive and picking is needed from every day to every few days once they become ripe.

Lastly – seeds store well. I have planted seeds that were over 3 years old and had no issues.

Looking forward to April when the seeds enter the ground.



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2 thoughts on “Survival Gardening: Squash and Zucchini”

  1. Oh I am a tad envious of you Rourke and others who can plant so soon. We can put our seeds in the ground usually May 31st or ten days after the last full moon in May-unless we get an unusually late frost!!! Arlene

  2. I always seem to have trouble with vine borers with summer squash here in SW Florida and hate to use the pesticides to defeat them..


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