Hi All, I hope you are staying healthy, happy, and safe.
I am thinking of trying growing zucchini this summer- 2 plants in a 5 gallon grow bag. It will be on my balcony on the 24th floor. So, I assume I will have to hand pollenate, but will add a small zinnia plant to attract bees just in case. I realize that the soil volume is small, so will add plenty of compost, bone meal, chicken manure pellets, and coconut coir for moisture retention. I will also have compost tea and fish and seaweed liquid fertilizer on hand in case more nourishment is needed.
I have a couple of questions:
What else can I do to insure a prolific harvest?
Would you recommend to stick with 2 plants of the same variety or different summer squash varieties?
- I have seeds for Black Beauty Zucchini, Straightneck Summer Squash, Scallop Yellow Bush Squash
- Should I give them a trellis, or just let them sprawl on the floor?
Thank you in advance for your experience and kindness.