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Grow a Special Squash Next Season

Grow a Special Squash Next Season

Why grow an ordinary summer squash when you can grow something extra-special--like a cucuzza?

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Giant Vegetable Marrows Squash the Competition

Giant Vegetable Marrows Squash the Competition

Vegetable marrows aren’t your typical summer squash. These giant vegetables are gaining ground at vegetable competitions and can weigh more than 100 pounds.

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Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipe Ideas

Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipe Ideas

Vegetable gardeners love to make fun of their abundant zucchini harvests, but they plant and grow them anyway. These delicious summer squashes have a delicate flavor that’s perfect for garden-fresh breakfasts, lunches, dinners and dessert.

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Summer Vegetable Garden Surprises

Summer Vegetable Garden Surprises

Vegetable gardeners can plan and plant, but often their gardens produce an unexpected bounty.

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Summer Bounty

Summer Bounty

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It's that time of year when we are reaping the harvest--benefiting from all of our earlier hard labor--and approaching a vegetable glut! Hot weather makes us want to cook less, so think about making salads in the morning or on the weekend to have for supper, then you just need to slice some tomatoes and cucumbers and maybe steam some corn. Enjoy the bounty now!

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July in the Garden

July in the Garden

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Summer is full on and the garden is growing in leaps and bounds. Here in Maryland, we have had pretty great weather--our days have been in the upper 80s rather than the usual 90s and so I can't...

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Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part II

Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part II

Keep your squash and pumpkin plants alive when they have been attacked by the squash vine borer.

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Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part I

Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part I

Combating the squash vine borer at its beginning stages - the pupae and egg stage.

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Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part III

Squash Vine Borer Guerrilla Warfare - Part III

Get an upper hand in your battle against squash vine borers by eliminating the moths.

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Small Winter Squash for Small-Space Gardens

Small Winter Squash for Small-Space Gardens

Small-space gardeners rejoice! Seed companies have taken a special interest in offering plants that can grow just about anywhere, like these adorable 'Climbing Honey Nut' baby butternut squashes.

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Garden Trials Yield New Vegetable Choices

Garden Trials Yield New Vegetable Choices

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The results are in from the Harris Seeds annual Home Garden Trials. Vegetable gardeners now have some new green beans, squash and tomato choices for 2014.

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Cucurbita 101: A Pumpkin Guide

Cucurbita 101: A Pumpkin Guide

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Here's a breakdown of four common "Cucurbit" groups.

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QUESTION: Spaghetti Pumpkin?

QUESTION: Spaghetti Pumpkin?

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Last year, I grew several pumpkin plants and one spaghetti squash in this raised bed.  I planted nothing in it this spring, but I have several healthy, happy pumpkin plants, and this guy...

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QUESTION: Squashed! ! !

QUESTION: Squashed! ! !

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We live in Phoenix but it really is a dry heat. My wife dearly loves Patty Pan (Indian, Summer, Turban) squash that is not readily available in the stores.  I looked everywhere and finally found...

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QUESTION: Zucchini problems

QUESTION: Zucchini problems

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My two zucchini plants have white stuff on the leaves and the zucchinis are forming, but then shriveling up and falling off before becoming mature.  I primarily water with a water soaker, so the...

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Protecting Your Squash Plants

Protecting Your Squash Plants

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This shield will help protect against squash vine borer attacks.

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Video: Squash Bug Control

Video: Squash Bug Control

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Here are some organic solutions to control squash bugs, featuring an insecticidal soap recipe.

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QUESTION: Pockmarked Zucchinis

QUESTION: Pockmarked Zucchinis

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My zucchini squashes are pockmarked. Can anyone tell me why?

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A Squash Vine Borer Story

A Squash Vine Borer Story

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A short story documenting the events surrounding the dreaded squash vine borer and the damage it can cause.

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Squash Mystery Solved

Squash Mystery Solved

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The flying-saucer-shaped scallop squash can be a bit baffling to even seasoned gardeners. But after this gardening season, the mystery is solved.

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