Growing Zucchini With The Groasis Waterboxx Plantcocoon®
Zucchini, or summer squash, is one of the great treats of any garden, as it is both fast growing and very prolific in the number of fruits it produces. However, this also means that it requires a great deal of watering, usually every other day. This has been one of the factors limiting its appeal - until the Groasis Waterboxx PlantCocoon®. The Waterboxx PlantCocoon® can completely eliminate the need to water zucchini at all after planting. All the gardener needs to do is look at the plant each day to make sure no zucchini fruits are getting too large to eat.
- Here you see 6 weeks' growth of 2 direct seeded zucchini plants. These plants were watered every other day until the Waterboxx PlantCocoon® was placed and filled with 4 gallons of water. After Waterboxx placement, no water was manually given as the Waterboxx PlantCocoon® refilled from rain, condensation and plant transpiration.
- When planting zucchini with the Waterboxx PlantCocoon®, we recommend 1 wick per zucchini plant, with a maximum of 2 zucchini plants.
- We recommend direct seeding zucchini seeds into small mounds (5 inches high x 20 inches wide) of potting soil or rich compost. Once these plants reach 6-8 inches in height, the Waterboxx PlantCocoon® can be placed and filled with water. The Waterboxx PlantCocoon® will only need to be refilled under very dry conditions as it only takes 4 inches of rain to completely refill.
- This one Waterboxx growing two zucchini plants produced 28 zucchini in one summer, all with no watering or weeding after Waterboxx set up.
- The biggest problem with growing zucchini with the Groasis Waterboxx PlantCocoon® is looking in on the fruits to make sure they don't grow too large. This zucchini fruit grew from finger size to several pounds in just 8 days of inattention.
- With two zucchini plants per Waterboxx PlantCocoon®, you can expect a fresh zucchini every 2-3 days with sufficient sun and pollination. Orange squash bees or bumblebees are the most eager pollinators for cucurbits like zucchini and should be encouraged.