How to Grow Organic ZUCCHiNi? [Step by Step with Pictures]
ZUCCHINI’S COMPANION’S 1) Zucchini loves a flower called borage as it chases off the tomato hornworm, plus it attracts bees. 2) Marigolds & nasturtiums are good at repelling beetles and squash bugs, and also attracting bees to your zucchini patch. Add the borage into the nasturtium plan!
Keeping squash from getting out of control. Some gardeners are afraid to grow summer squash in a small space - not me, though. Whether it's yellow crookneck or zucchini, it's only got a 2' x 2' space alotted to grow in if it wants to grow in my garden. Upside down tomato cages are used to keep the leaves from sprawling out everywhere, which is quite effective - at least in my experience. IDaily attention is needed to make this happen though, as the leaves must be kept inside
By pruning and staking zucchini, you can grow them in significantly less space, with no loss of productivity. Here’s how it works. - Plant a 4′ stake in the ground right next to your zucchini. It’s best to do this at the time you plant the seeds, so you don’t risk damaging the roots. - As the zucchini grows and produces fruit, cut off all leaves between the fruit and the ground. When it gets long enough, tie the vine to the stake.
Dill Deterrent -Wisconsin Garden Video Blog 432
Dill Deterrent is a nature repellent for specific bugs in your garden. Organic Gardeners utilize a variety of herbs for pest control and using dill as a repellent fits the bill for squash, cucumber and zucchini vegetable plants. In this day and age, using herbs that repel unwanted garden bugs is important especially when it comes to the quality of food we ingest.