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Cucurbita

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    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…

  • Article

    Squash Trouble Before It’s Too Late

    Plan ahead for a healthy crop. Even squash plants that produce a plethora of produce can develop problems. With a little foresight, you can avoid pests and diseases and reap…

  • Article

    Taming 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.

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    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…

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