Zucchini Squash

Gardener’s Favorite Squash Seeds to Grow

You might be surprised by the variety of zucchini seeds and plants you can grow. If you are a small-scale gardener, you might select seeds that grow into a vining zucchini so they can climb a trellis and leave more soil area for other vegetable seeds in your patio garden. Depending on the seeds you select, zucchini squash can also grow in a more bushy, mounded habit. Bush types are great for container gardens. Whichever seed variety you choose, zucchini is a vigorous grower and can deliver fruit from summer into fall.

Zucchini plants are attractive with large leaves and bright flowers. Plant them among your perennial flowers to attract pollinators and plant bee-attracting flowers like zinnia and marigolds in your vegetable garden. Diversity in the garden helps keep plants healthy. Zucchini, like other squash, is a warm-season vegetable and so is sensitive to frost. Plant seeds directly in the soil once temperatures are consistently warm or, if your growing season is shorter, start seeds indoors with Bio Dome seed starting kits.

The flavor of zucchini is mild, and you can use yellow and green zucchini squash interchangeably in recipes. It’s so versatile in the kitchen you can grate it to top almost any salad, slice and steam or pop the slices right in your mouth, dredge spears of zucchini in liquid, coat, and air fry for zucchini fries. For more ways to prepare zucchini, check out our From Seed to Spoon app for delicious recipes. Zucchini is a superfood due to its high nutritional value. This type of squash is also low in calories and loaded with dietary fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.

If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.