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.
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 stuff becomes 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.