Growing Summer Squash Grey Zucchini Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita Pepo
- Other Names: Summer squash, courgettes
- Days to Maturity: 45-48 days
- Hardiness Zone: 1” deep
- Planting Depth: 1/2” deep
- Row Spacing: 3- 4’
- Growth Habit: 24” tall and bushy
- Soil Preference: moderate water, moist, mulching, peat moss - pH 5.6 - 7.5
- Temp Preference: Warmer – adaptable to most climates
- Light Preference: Full Sun = 6 - 8 hours daily
- Pests/diseases: Resistant to most
- Color: Grey, delicately speckled skin
- Flavor: Mild, firm, and tender
This high-yielding, productive zucchini squash is a hearty crop and a godsend to the novice gardener. Grey seed zucchini is ready to be sown directly into the soil, or outdoors in peat pots a week after the final frost. It is mildly spiny, making bare-handed harvesting painless. Pick when 4-5” for top-quality texture. Seedlings can be sown in hills of two, 8-10’ apart. Corn is a companion plant that discourages diseases. Avoid watering leaves; instead water from the bottom.
Refrigerate in plastic bags for about two weeks. Freezing is a good choice which preserves squash for about three to four months. Squash consists of, and plentiful in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins A, C, K, B6, potassium, phosphorus, manganese and others. These seeds will be sustained for roughly four years.