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Squash Category

  • Harvesting Winter Squash

    Summer squash such as zucchini and scallop are harvested while immature but winter squash such as acorn, hubbard and butternut are harvested later, in the mature stage, after the rind is tough and seeds have developed. We normally think September is...

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  • Weird Squash, Cucumbers or Melons

    Occasionally we receive a call from someone who has a squash (or cucumber or melon) that just doesn’t look like what was supposedly planted. They often wish to know if that fruit had cross-pollinated with another vegetable close by. In such cases, the...

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  • Vegetables: Disease and Pests

    Tomato Leaf-Spot Diseases    This time of year, two common leaf-spot diseases appear on tomato plants. Septoria leaf spot and early blight are both characterized by brown spots on the leaves.Septoria leaf spot usually appears earlier in the season...

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  • Harvesting Winter Squash

    Summer squash such as zucchini and scallop are harvested while immature but winter squash such as acorn, hubbard and butternut are harvested later, in the mature stage, after the rind is tough and seeds have developed. We normally think September is the...

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