You probably want to plant zucchini, but before planting the zucchini, you have the following question: How far apart to plant zucchini? Don’t worry in this article I will explain how far you should plant zucchini whether you grow zucchini in raised beds, trellis, or cages.
With a few zucchini plants you can obtain many fruits, but it is fundamental to the cultivation space between each zucchini plant to favor the development of the plant and fruits. In addition, keeping zucchini plants aerated reduces the risk of pests and diseases. Continue reading to know how far apart to plant zucchini plants.
Varieties of Zucchini
There are two varieties of zucchini, bush zucchini and zucchini that grow as a vine. It is best to use the vine varieties to grow zucchini in gardens with little space. These are the zucchini varieties to grow vertically.
- Black Beauty Zucchini
- Golden Zucchini
- Cocozelle Zucchini
- Dark Start
- Round Zucchini
To learn more about these zucchini varieties I recommend you to read our article about planting zucchini on a trellis.
Other varieties of zucchini are bush-type varieties. These are the following varieties of bush zucchini that we recommend:
- Raven Zucchini
- Fordhook Zucchini
- Gadzukes Zucchini
- Gourmet Gold Zucchini
- Caserta Zucchini
- Magda Zucchini
Approximately 20” to 24” (50 to 60 cm) should be left between each zucchini plant, but this will vary depending on the type of crop and variety of zucchini you choose for your garden. A zucchini cultivation in rows will not be the same as one grown in a trellis. Continue reading to find out how far apart to plant zucchini plants.
How Far Apart to Plant Round Zucchini
The distance between each round zucchini plant should be 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm). Maintaining this distance will allow the round zucchini plant to develop properly. Round zucchini seeds should not be buried deeper than ½” (12 mm).
How Far Apart to Plant Black Beauty Zucchini
The distance between each black beauty zucchini plant should be 18” to 24” (45 to 60 cm). This is one of the zucchini varieties that needs less distance from plant to plant. Black beauty zucchini seeds should not be buried deeper than 1” (25 mm).
How Far Apart to Plant Zucchini in A Raised Bed
Raised beds are an excellent method for growing zucchini. By using raised beds, you can more easily control soil conditions and make the most of your garden space. A raised bed will allow you to easily control the moisture and soil quality needed to grow zucchini.
One benefit of raised beds is that you can grow a group of plants that have the same soil and moisture requirements. This is why I recommend growing zucchini in a raised bed and not in different ones next to other plants.
The distance for planting zucchini in raised beds should be between 1.5 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm) between each zucchini plant. To maximize the space available in the raised beds, you can use a trellis to save space in the raised beds.
How Far Apart to Plant Zucchini Squash on A Trellis
One of the best ways to save space when growing zucchini is with vertical gardening. By using trellis or stakes you can grow your zucchini in a smaller space. Usually, the distance for planting zucchini in a trellis is 1 to 1.5 feet (30 to 45 cm).
Beans are naturally climbing plants, but zucchini are not. As the zucchini stems grow, tie them loosely to the trellis so that you have a new tie every several inches (cm). Do not tie too tightly, or you may break the zucchini stems.
As the zucchini is not a climbing plant by nature, you should check daily during the first stages of growth of the plant to help it easily climb the trellis that you place on it.
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How Far Apart to Plant Zucchini Cages
If you grow zucchini in tomato cages you will need to leave 28” (70 cm) between each zucchini plant. Many people choose to use tomato cages to grow their zucchini to make the best use of space. As the zucchini plant grows you should help the plant climb the cage.
Personally, I prefer to use trellis or stakes for growing zucchini, but you can try growing zucchini in cages and see which of these methods is more convenient for growing zucchini in your garden.
The distance between each zucchini plant is very important to favor fruit development. In addition, keeping zucchini plants apart favors air circulation between plants and this reduces the risk of pests and diseases.
I hope this article is useful and your concerns about the distance between each zucchini plant have been solved in this article. I recommend you read our article about when to harvest zucchini.