Friday, July 24, 2009

How Summer Squash Grow

This summer I am growing three varieties of summer squash—yellow straight neck, 8-ball zucchini and Romanesco zucchini. (Click on right photo for greater detail.)

The shapes, colors and flavors of the dozens of varieties of summer squash diff
er greatly, but they all grow in the same fashion.

A squash
plant consists of large leaves attached to hollow vines. The actual vegetable, usually protected from the sun by the large leaves, grows from these vines. (Click on left photo for greater detail.)

Watch this video to learn more:


video

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