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Happiness is Summer Squash: All You Need to Know about Growing Summer Squash

Please check out the brief video above, to learn what this premium gardening guide is all about—the video will give you a glimpse into all the content in this gardening guide, including history and background, planting tips, specific plant profiles, recipes, nutrition and health information, and resources to help you be the best food gardener you can be.

Summer squash: It’s about much more than just zucchini! That’s what you’ll learn when you dig into this collection all about this versatile fruit (that’s right: you’re going to learn that it’s really a fruit, not a vegetable!). Whether you’ve grown summer squash…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
They’re incredibly nutritious, they grow quickly and readily, and they taste delicious. What more could you ask of veggies grown in your garden? How about if they’re also attractive and just plain fun? That’s squash for you—as delightful in a basket on your counter as they are…  READ MORE right arrow
Assorted summer squash varieties.


Assorted summer squashes.
As many food gardeners know, there are two types of squash: summer and winter. But that doesn’t mean that winter squash is grown in the winter, rather, the names refer to the fact that summer squash is harvested and eaten in the summer, while winter squash is harvested in late summer and fall and can be stored almost all winter long.  READ MORE right arrow
Squash seedlings in small colorful pots, waiting to be replanted.
Getting your squash garden started every season begins with the choice of how to grow your plants—from seeds or seedlings? Buying seedlings at your local nursery is quicker and easier, but your choices are limited to what they carry, and the cost of seedlings will likely exceed the cost of starting from seeds.  READ MORE right arrow

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