Photo by Melody

Beginner Gardening: Best zucchini for smaller gardens

Communities > Forums > Beginner Gardening
Forum: Beginner GardeningReplies: 1, Views: 26
Add to Bookmarks
East Pittsburgh, PA

August 24, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9639802

Trying to plan ahead for next spring. This year is my first year growing a veggie garden. I have the Aristocrat variety growing and two plants are taking over my tiny 8' x 4' raised bed. Is there a smaller variety better suited for a small raised bed? Thank you.
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 25, 2013
3:46 AM

Post #9640653

I think the longer the zucchini itself, the larger the plant grows, in general. how do you grow your plants - bought at the nursery or from seeds? if you buy at the nursery, browse the company's website before shopping to research the varieties. you can then shop by looking for the variety you think will do better.

also most zucchinis are bushes, as far as I know. so make sure you aren't actually growing a vining squash variety. normally the tag or seed packet or whatever just lists a height to expect because, as you know, this family of plants grows vigorously. they continue to spread to produce more fruit.

This message was edited Aug 25, 2013 6:47 AM

You cannot post until you register and login.

Other Beginner Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Vines for shade Foxglove 27 Aug 23, 2007 2:17 AM
wierd bug problem Ivey 9 Mar 7, 2010 7:54 PM
The ComposTumbler dave 43 Apr 18, 2009 5:06 AM
Are there any plants that discourage snakes? If not, any other ideas? Carol7 35 Aug 23, 2007 12:37 AM
Vine support pole Dinu 11 Jan 13, 2014 1:26 AM

Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America