Growing Zucchinis and Peppers on an enclosed patio
Hello. My daughter started zucchinis and peppers on her enclosed patio in Florida. They seem a little leggy (is that normal when sprouting? They are about 3" tall), also, will they produce without being outside in full sun and with pollination? Do they need bees and wind to pollinate necessarily? Just trying to figure out if this is going to work on her patio that gets part sun in the afternoon, or if she needs to try growing vegetables that don't need pollination? She also just planted carrots, lettuce, spinach and onions. Thank you!
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She will have to hand pollinate the squash and the peppers, but the others should do fine. The only caveat will be getting enough light to them. Most vegetables need 6 or 7 hours of sun a day. If you could supplement with a fluorescent or grow light, that will help. These articles should help: