A versatile vegetable, the many varieties of squash lend themselves to everything from appetizers to desserts. They are excellent sauteed or steamed and when used in casseroles, breads or cakes. They are even good raw with dips. By following a few simple rules, squash can make even the most indifferent gardener a success. As soon as the soil is warm, plant eight to 10 seeds in hills of soil that are spaced four to six feet apart. Then thin the seedings out, leaving the three sturdiest plants to each hill. Squash likes lots of organic matter such as aged manure or compost. For best flavor, harvest the vegetables while they are young and still shiny, and before their seeds are well-developed.
Crescent Hybrid Crookneck Squash
The yellow crookneck fruits are easily picked from the contrasting dark-green-leafed plants that are of medium size. The neck is medium long and curving with a slender bulb. A top early variety. Matures in 53 days.
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Check with your local county extension agent for suitable planting dates and other vital information.
Alphabetical index of growing information on specific vegetables at Texas A&M.
University of Illinois Extension Service's guide to growing, storing and preparing vegetables.
Ohio State University's Plant Facts web site has a searchable database containing over 20,000 pages of extension service fact sheets and bulletins.
Vegetable Growing Guides at Cornell University.
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