How to Grow Productive Zucchini in Pots

Zucchini is one of the easiest and most prolific vegetables you can grow in a traditional garden. Let us show you how to grow zucchini in pots and share our nine tips for a bountiful harvest.

1. Find a super-sunny location

Zucchini likes sunshine—a lot of it! 

These plants don’t mind the heat either, so placing them along a south-facing wall typically works well.

2. Pick a large pot

Look for pots at least 12 inches deep and 18 inches across. Large plastic storage bins work well, but you will need to drill drainage holes in the bottom.

3. Fill your pot with quality potting soil

As with most vegetables in pots, choosing a quality potting soil is vital.

This special mixture creates an airy, non-compact environment.

4. Sow your seeds after the last frost

Start by planting a scattering of seeds, each at least four inches from the edges of your container. Place the seeds an inch below the soil surface.

5. Or shop!

Look for seedlings available in bio-pots that can be planted directly into the ground to avoid transplant shock.

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