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The Many Health Benefits of Pumpkin and Winter Squash
Time to turn to pumpkins and sweet, orange-fleshed hubbards, buttercups, butternuts, and acorns for...
Gourds: Types of Gourds, Growing Gourds, Curing Gourds
Good Gourd! What’s with the bumpy, weird-looking decorative squash? We get many questions about...
Summer Squash (Zucchini)
Summer squash, especially zucchini, are a garden staple and vigorous grower. Each plant will...
Growing winter squash requires some patience, but their delicious fruits are well worth the wait!...
Favorite Zucchini Recipes
How many ways can you use zucchini? How about zucchini bread, zucchini pizza, zucchini relish,...
Squash Vine Borer
Are your squash plants suddenly struggling? It could be the work of a squash vine borer. Here are...
Summer Recipes: Make the Most of the Food in Season
Enjoy these classic summer recipes before summer’s over! Think juicy tomatoes, ripe melons,...
Why Is My Squash Not Fruiting?
“What’s wrong with my squash?” and “Why isn’t my squash fruiting?” are two common squash questions...
How to Grow Zucchini from Sowing to Harvest
Zucchini are the stars of the summer garden and renowned for being incredibly prolific. Usually...
The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash
Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are called the “Three Sisters”? A number of Native...
How to Grow Squash From Planting to Harvest
Squashes are among the most thrilling vegetables you can grow. Speed, vitality and generous...
How to Hand Pollinate Squash
Pollinating squashes by hand is essential if insect pollinators are scarce or you just want to make...
Too Much Zucchini? Freeze It!
Freeze your zucchini and summer squash when you have too much on hand. Here are two methods to...
Favorite Winter Squash Varieties
There are many varieties of squash—usually classified as either winter or summer squash—and folks...
Quick Ways to Cook Zucchini
We don’t all have time to make complicated zucchini recipes. Here are fast ways to cook that...
Zucchini Fertility Spawns Annual Holiday
Every gardener who has grown zucchini knows that this time of year vines go crazy producing...
How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables
Many climbing vegetables need support. See how to make this simple garden arch! It’s a very...
Zucchini Recipe Winners
Announcing the zucchini recipe winners, as listed in The 2014 Old Farmer’s Almanac All-Seasons...
Cooking Fresh: Summer Squash Bake
Garrison Keillor once said that July is the only time of year when country people lock their cars...
If, like me, you grow or receive more zucchini in August than you know what to do with, this post...
More Winding Down a Difficult Season
If you garden in an area not affected by drought, you may wonder why I’m obsessing. #1: High...
Butternut Squash Soup Recipe from Garden-Fresh Cookbook
In this video, learn about the health benefits of butternut squash, a “super vegetable”, and see...