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Ask Gardenerd: Squash Vine Borers

A troubling question came into Ask Gardenerd this week from Jennifer: “I’m a new gardener (4 years), and EVERY SINGLE YEAR, vine borers eat my zucchini plants. But I keep planting them because they are my favorite!! None of my … Continue reading

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Hand Pollinating Squash

Early-season gardeners in warm-weather climates are planting zucchini, yellow crookneck and winter squashes already. Flowers open, bees and other pollinators arrive, and soon there will be an abundance of squashes for eating and sharing. But with pollinator populations on the … Continue reading

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Fall is All About Winter Squash

The latest post from Mar Vista’s Bounty Hunter is live and ready for your perusal. Find great ideas for cooking and decorating with pumpkins and other beautiful fall winter squash varieties:

Celebrate Halloween and Fall with Winter Squash

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Harvesting Delicata and Acorn Squash

Since we planted squash very early this year (in order to get the plants established by the time June Gloom set in) we are already set to harvest some of our winter squash. Our Golden Pippin Acorn
squash and most of our Delicata squash plants have withered, leaving behind golden fruits that will store through winter.

With pumpkins, it’s easy to know when to harvest – just let the vines turn brown and crispy, then pick your pumpkin. Not all winter squash is that simple. For example, I’ve …
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Squash Bonanza

It appears that the zucchini and Bennings Green Tint patty pan squash have officially kicked into high gear – and it’s not even summer yet!  This is a crucial time – when one needs to visit the garden every day, lest there be a monster squash discovered after a few days away from the garden.  So far, so good.  We’re catching the summer squash early and picking them young.  Now to find recipes…


I have a favorite recipe for zucchini, but you
might want to save it for when your sick of zucchini, because when
you’re done with this …
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