Growing Summer Squash - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Summer Squash
Adaptable - Summer squash are fast growing and can easily be trained to grow vertically on trellises or tomato cages to save precious garden space.
- Nutritional Profile - Magnesium, calcium, iron, Vitamin A and B6.
Use in: Soups, Stews, Curries, Baked goods.
Harvest summer squash when they are 4-8 inches long and when their skin is still shiny. Harvest scalloped varieties when they are 3 to 6 inches in diameter. You can harvest zucchini and yellow summer squash as baby squash when the fruit is 4 to 6 inches long. Baby summer squash will be tender and tasty
Store summer squash by gently wiping the fruit clean with a damp cloth and then placing it in a perforated plastic bag in the vegetable crisper of the refrigerator. Summer squash can also be frozen, canned or pickled.
Corn, beans, tomatoes, cucumber, garlic, lettuce, nasturtiums.