Cucurbita

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Beyond Basic Butternut: Other Squash Varieties to Try

    Several years ago, a colleague here at Fine Gardening mentioned in passing that she was growing an array of winter squash. I remember thinking, “Why bother?” It’s not that I…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    How to Grow Great Pumpkins

    Growing pumpkins can be addictive. My own experience began with growing a few hills of jack-o’-lantern pumpkins in my garden. I now grow over 120 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Squash Basics: Troubleshooting Common Problems

    Green zucchini, yellow crooknecks, and pattypans—all summer squash are tasty, early bearing, and easy to grow, especially if you use good organic methods. But even with the best of crops,…

  • taming sprawling veggies
    How-To

    Learn How to Trellis Your Sprawling Veggies

    Cucumbers, winter and summer squash, and melons are infamous for sprawling beyond their allotted space. Attempts to contain the relentless growth of the Cucurbitaceae family by simply moving growing tips…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Cucurbita 101: A Pumpkin Guide

    Here's a breakdown of four common "Cucurbit" groups.

  • Design

    6 Seed-Starting Myths

    Growing plants from seed is one of the few practices that people of all gardening abilities do annually. But whether you are a newbie or someone who has been starting…