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Question #11: 
What's in the Garden?
The official start of summer is just around the corner and that means we'll soon be enjoying fresh, delicious vegetables from our home gardens. One of the first fruits you can expect to see in your summer garden is zucchini.

Zucchini is a summer squash variety that was introduced to the United States from Italy. In Europe, zucchini is known as courgettes. There are green and yellow types available, though green, cylindrical zucchini are the most popular. Zucchini grow very well in well drained, sandy soils with ample organic matter. Because squash are warm season vegetables, they should not be planted until the threat of frost has passed. 
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