How to Grow and Cook Summer Squash

In this edition of The Gardener’s Table, learn delicious ways to cook summer squash, plus get tips for growing squash — from familiar squashes such as zucchini and yellow squash to more exotic squashes such as ‘Zucchetta Rampicante’ — in your summer garden.

Early summer brings the riches of summer squash for the gardener-cook to be prepared in nearly limitless ways and with a multitude of flavors to delight those who dine at her table.
Photo by Barbara Damrosch
Squash plants produce more male blossoms than they need, so you can harvest some to use in the kitchen.
Photo by Barbara Damrosch
Pick summer squash often — and watch for hidden 'monsters' — to keep the plant producing.
Photo by Barbara Damrosch

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