Zucchini is one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Like all varieties of squash, they need plenty of room to grow. They should be spaced about two to three feet apart.
Zucchini is a warm weather plant and likes the temperature to be at least 60 degrees. Zucchini once started, will grow very fast. It can produce as many as two or three zucchini a day. They are heavy feeders and require regular fertilizer and lots of watering. Pruning zucchini leaves, can help alleviate any overcrowding or shading issues they present.
Zucchini blossoms are an edible delicacy. The blossoms should be picked during the morning when they are fresh and soft. Carefully inspect for insects before serving.
Zucchini is low on calories; one medium-sized zucchini has just 25 calories in it, making it an ideal snack for those on a diet. Zucchini contains Vitamin C and lutein, both of which are known to be good for the eyes. Zucchini is also rich in vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant that can provide protection against cardiovascular disease