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  • Pest: Squash Bug – Even though they have the most gorgeous eggs, you don’t want to find these on the undersides of your squash plants. Find out about the ways to keep these bugs at bay using natural methods and processes. Read more →
  • Pie Pumpkin: All About It – With the onset of cooler weather vines of the pumpkin die back and it is ready to harvest. Pumpkins will last for months with curing and proper storage. They are an excellent source of vitamin A in the winter, and are also high in iron, potassium, and phosphorus. Read more →
  • Potatoes: Storage Tips – Storing food in small amounts is easy, but in larger quantities it can be tricky in our increasingly energy efficient homes. Here are some tips for storing potatoes. Read more →
  • Saving Seeds – Seed saving is a fun way to bring your gardening talents to the next level! Empower yourself and follow these simple tips to save seeds from some common and simple-to-process vegetables. Read more →
  • Spaghetti Squash: All About It – Raw spaghetti squash has a solid flesh, similar to other squash. When cooked, the meat resembles strands of spaghetti, which are sometimes as long as traditional spaghetti noodles. Read more →
  • Succession Planting – Succession planting is a way to make the most of the space in your garden and always have tender, ripe crops to eat. Learn some tips from Cat about extending the harvest window in your garden for a variety of crops. This can also give you a little relief if you feel stressed about getting your garden in all at once. You aren’t late, you’re succession planting. Read more →
  • Summer Squash: All About It – Although it is treated as a vegetable in a culinary context, botanically, summer squash are actually fruits. They are prolific plants, and are commonly referred to as summer squash because, unlike winter squash, they are harvested and consumed before their skins harden. Read more →
  • Winter Squash: Cooking Tips – Squash makes fall and winter meals so sweet and colorful. Here are some cooking tips to help you get the most out of these abundant fruits! Read more →
  • Winter Squash: Saving Seed – Winter squash has harder skin than summer squash does; their flesh is firmer too and so needs to cook longer.  The seeds are fully developed when the squash is ready to eat, whereas summer squash needs to be left on the vine well past the eating stage to complete the development of its seed. There are some technicalities to saving seeds from these squash. Read more →
  • Winter Squash: Storage Tips – When buying squash for storage, it is important to find the unblemished fruit. Any little ding will only get worse in storage and will affect the quality of other squash as well. Most varieties store well in the pantry through much of winter. Squash are easy to grow in Vermont too, if you have the space for them. And if you don’t, not to worry because undoubtedly someone you know grew too much. Read more →

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