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.
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.
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