Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» My first SFGs in 11 years
by phoeg Today at 10:50 pm

» New Green House
by yolos Today at 10:48 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by CitizenKate Today at 9:50 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Mimi2 Today at 9:18 pm

» Kombucha
by RoOsTeR Today at 8:53 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Today at 8:26 pm

» Hello from SE Michigan
by Cindy G Today at 8:14 pm

» Ideas needed
by mlpii66 Today at 7:48 pm

» New England April 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:03 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:00 pm

» Zucchini Tower
by RC3291 Today at 6:56 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by newbeone Today at 3:39 pm

» Ants.
by SonSeeker Today at 3:18 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 3:12 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by newbeone Today at 2:15 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 2:10 pm

» Mustard Greens
by sanderson Today at 2:06 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Today at 1:58 pm

» Amaranth
by sanderson Today at 1:37 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by Scorpio Rising Today at 12:20 pm

» Garden Progress in Georgia
by yolos Today at 12:10 pm

» who has chickens
by trolleydriver Today at 11:09 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:31 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:23 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by CapeCoddess Today at 8:17 am

» Sour Dough Starter
by CapeCoddess Today at 8:07 am

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 7:58 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Today at 3:54 am

» garden ready need better weather
by sanderson Today at 3:44 am

» Getting Started--It's snowing here today :)
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Zucchini and SFG

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Zucchini and SFG

Post  happycamper on 2/25/2011, 4:57 pm

I was planning for spring and wanted to share a 2010 SFG success. I planted 3 squares of round Zucchini in a row on the outside edge of a 4x4. Since the bed is 12 inches high (6 inches MM) and the grid is tacked on the top of the wood, it contained most of the plant stalks so that they didn't try and take over the rutabaga's & turnips. I will be doing this again this year.



I kept the leaves trimmed on the inside near the other crops and they provided shade for a new crop of bok choi. The salsify on the right looks like grass at this stage but was tasty. Happy experimenting!
avatar
happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  Megan on 2/25/2011, 5:06 pm

Wow, what a difference between bush and vining squash. Shocked Those look tiny. Glad it worked well for you!
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  dizzygardener on 2/25/2011, 5:31 pm

I'll be doing bush type zukes as well.

Thanks for posting the picture. I was wondering just how much they were going to take over the box. I think I'd better give them 3 squares of space.
avatar
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  dizzygardener on 2/25/2011, 5:34 pm

Oh, I meant to ask, how much zucchini did those 3 bushes produce? I'm trying to figure out how many I should plant.
avatar
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  Megan on 2/25/2011, 5:39 pm

I always thought bush zucchini took up more space... more like 4 sf or so, at least. :scratch: And I have a bush pattypan I want to try this year, so now I really want to figure this out!
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Zucchini and SFG

Post  happycamper on 2/26/2011, 4:08 pm

Dizzygardener, if I recall correctly I harvested around 9-10 per plant. I had planted 6 of them. They were approx. 3-4 inches around and I didn't plant the seed until July 20th (late). They stored better than the Black Beauty's and tasted great grilled with olive oil (easy vegetable to take camping). I hope this helps.
avatar
happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/28/2011, 11:37 pm

Happycamper, do you remember the variety of round zucchini and where you got it?

So far I have found bush type long zucchini's and one vining type named "Black Hawk" ($6.90 for 10 seeds, I bought it anyway because it is a vining zucc) but I haven't seen any round varieties.

Thanks
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 70
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  happycamper on 3/1/2011, 6:35 pm

Furbalsmom, I will look, I order nearly everything from Territorial but they are not in my seed box. I am sure they are in the 2010 summer seed container and I will check the basement after I pickup my grandson.
avatar
happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/1/2011, 7:11 pm

Thanks for checking
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 70
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  happycamper on 3/1/2011, 8:48 pm

I have the packet!
http://www.victoryseeds.com/squash_zucchini_round.html
Summer Squash - Round Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo)
45 days —bush-prolific
I checked the website and they are $1.55 for approx. 25 seeds.
I had noted on the packet 100% germination and that I did hand pollinate them with their own male flowers and males from the Black Beauty plants also.
avatar
happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/7/2011, 9:17 am

I am unusually jazzed about actually buying some zucchini seed this year just because I want to try growing them up a stake like a palm tree. (posted on a different zucchini thread...I think in the food section). I think the plants need to be vines instead of bush for this to work but I'm really not too sure.

I've saved one space near my peas (which might be too shady for zucchini) to let one grow taller instead of just about 4' just because. I've NEVER been excited to grow zucchini before.

Going with Uprising's Costata Romanesco

Debs.....who just wants to have some fun
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  a0628h0427 on 3/7/2011, 10:41 am

I tried Tromboncino last year on a trellis. It is a vine and it did quite well, with some of the vines reaching 12 feet in length. If you pick the squash immature, it tastes like zucchini, just a little "meatier."

Cody
avatar
a0628h0427

Male Posts : 22
Join date : 2011-03-06
Location : McAllen, TX -- Zone 9b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  Megan on 3/7/2011, 8:59 pm

@a0628h0427 wrote:I tried Tromboncino last year on a trellis. It is a vine and it did quite well, with some of the vines reaching 12 feet in length. If you pick the squash immature, it tastes like zucchini, just a little "meatier."

Cody

Shocked Wow, did you miss a bullet....it can get a lot bigger than that. I agree it is very tasty!
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  a0628h0427 on 3/7/2011, 10:25 pm

Well, they were about 12 feet when the really intense heat and humidity struck..... along with the mildew. Then, alas, they were no more! Laughing
avatar
a0628h0427

Male Posts : 22
Join date : 2011-03-06
Location : McAllen, TX -- Zone 9b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  Megan on 3/7/2011, 10:58 pm

@a0628h0427 wrote:Well, they were about 12 feet when the really intense heat and humidity struck..... along with the mildew. Then, alas, they were no more! Laughing

Oh, that stinks. Mine seemed to thrive on the heat and so forth. It got a touch of mildew but that didn't stop it. Maybe you will have better luck this year. I don't think I still have my records but if I remember aright, I had one branch of the plant well over 50 feet (I want to say over 60+), and total vineage was around 280 for the one plant.
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  elliephant on 3/8/2011, 10:24 am

The PM around here is TERRIBLE. I've lost every single one of my squash plants to it not long after starting to harvest...which reminds me, I need to start preventative neem oil treatments this week, even though my squash only have 3-4 true leaves.

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 41
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zucchini and SFG

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum