They are really close cousins. I am talking about zucchini and yellow squash. The green of zucchini always compliments the yellow of the squash. They are picture perfect on the grill or any dish you cook all summer long. That was why when I planted zucchini this season, I also planted some yellow squash.
Look at the picture of the first yellow squash we harvested. It is so yellow and fresh and totally organic. My husband and I were filled with joy. We just ate it raw to feel all the goodness because there was not so “big” a harvest to bother to cook any dish.
I planted yellow squash the same way I did with our zucchini. Please check out the post “how to grow zucchini”.
For those of you who do not want to seed or face the limitation of time it is better off you should go to garden center to buy young plants. When I say about time limitation I mean that it takes at least 2 months for them to mature on time to harvest and enjoy the fruit of your labor. You don’t want to seed them now, at the beginning of July, as the cold weather of the beginning of September won’t do any good for your crop. Zucchini and yellow squash do need 7-14 days to germinate, 45-80 days to harvest. They love warm weather. Do your math correctly.
Experts say they are heavy feeders. I find ours do just fine. We haven’t given them any food yet. That is why I can call ours organic. I guess it is true when I found out that the native Americans planted squash as one of their three main crops: maize, squash, and beans.
This kind of crop is new to me, but I relate them to pumpkins that my father grew them in Vietnam. If I can be successful, so can you. Next time when planting something think of yellow squash and zucchini and grow them in your garden. You won’t be disappointed.
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