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Squash (Winter): Sow and Grow Guide

Squash (Winter): Sow and Grow Guide

The varied colors of winter squash makes us yearn for fall and cool temperatures. Richly flavored winter squash can create endless sweet or savory culinary creations. Winter squash, including pumpkins, usually grow on vines (some compact bush types are available), and are harvested when seeds are mature, and the outer skin is hard; they can be stored for 2 to 6 months, depending on type.

Did you Know? Summer and winter squashes are closely related, and in some cases summer squash can be left to mature into winter squash. They have similar growing instructions and are afflicted by the same pests, too. They are, of course, different in growth and fruit. The word squash comes from the Narragansett Native American word, ask

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