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Growing Vegetable Gardens - Store

Row Covers

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Plants & Seeds

Growing Vegetable Gardens - Store
W. Atlee Burpee Company
Cook's Garden
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Squash, Summer

Summer squash such as pattypan, crookneck squash and zucchini has been bred to be harvested before the rind hardens and the fruit matures. Winter squash, on the other hand, is for longer term storage and has a thick skin when mature. Acorn Spaghetti and Hubbard squash are winter squashes.

Squash is a warm season crop, very tender to frost and light freezes. Use row covers to increase yields. Leave the covers in place until the plants bloom, when the covers should be removed at least during the day to provide pollinators access to the flowers. The covers may be put back in the evening for extra protection.


Starting Seed

Planting and Tending


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