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Cucurbits: Zucchini and Summer Squash

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 zucchini and summer squash will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Unusually compact, these plants are great for containers or small gardens, and still produce ample crops of delicious, mid-green zucchini. In good conditions, fruits are ready to harvest 60 days after planting.

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

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