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Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Borage, Companion Planting, Vegetables, Yellow Squash, Zucchini | 41 comments

How to Grow Zucchini and Yellow Squash

How to Grow Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Name: Summer Squash (Zucchini and Yellow Squash) **Summer squash, a category that includes Zucchini and Yellow Squash, is easy to grow unless your summers are very cold and rainy. **They do not take up much room in a garden because they are bush type-plants and you only need a few for a rather large harvest. Two or three plants per family is a realistic-sized harvest.   Position: **Zucchini and Yellow Squash need a sunny spot with good drainage and where other squashes have not been growing recently. Allow 9-16 square feet per plant. **All squash like fertile soil with plenty of organic matter to retain moisture. They are heavy feeders and drinkers because they produce big stems, big leaves, and big fruits. **Their ideal pH level is around 6.0-6.5. Simply add a shovelful of compost or peat moss and an application of liquid fish emulsion. Test your pH levels with a kit like this.   Propagation: **The seeds of squash should be purchased and not saved from previous crops unless...

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