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Cucurbits: Squash and Cucumbers

With dozens of cucurbit vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection means the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what squash and cucumbers will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Turks Turban Looks More Ornamental Than Edible
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Squash <em>&lsquo;Turk&rsquo;s Turban&rsquo;</em>

Not an exceptional culinary squash, with pale yellow flesh and a turnip-like flavor, but often grown for its ornamental qualities. The rich orange skin folds and forms a bulge splashed with green and cream.

Sow: Mid-spring to late spring
Harvest: Late summer to mid-fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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