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Summer plants: plant out after last frost in April or May.  


Summer squashes are sold in 2.5-3" peat pots or plastic pots.  Peat pots can be planted directly in the ground, but I recommend tearing strips in the sides and bottom to allow roots to quickly grow into soil.


Space plants about 18" apart.


Variety information:

Yellow straightneck squash: Delicious yellow squashes on fast-growing plants.

Zucchini: Classic straight, dark green zucchini squashes on robust plants.

Pattypan: Nutty-flavored, pale green squashes shaped like flying saucers.  Taste is more similar to yellow squash, although the texture tends to be firmer, like zucchini.  Great for grilling and frying.

Summer squash plant

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