Zucchini (or courgette) is a summer vegetable, and both the flower and the actual zucchini can be eaten.
Zucchini plants like full sun and are frost sensitive. It is best to plant them in well- mulched soil in spring. They also need regular watering around the base of the plant rather than over the leaves. There is a scientific reason for this, as watering the leaves encourages fungus to grow on them.
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