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    If you are a fan of zucchini, you are absolutely not alone! Zucchini is extremely versatile and has many uses on the dinner table. In fact, there are dishes out there that contain zucchini that one might not ever realize or suspect. These dishes are just as delicious as ever, only healthier for...
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    Garden tomatoes get a lot of attention, and even though their plants tend to produce in abundance, the other vegetable that is taking up a considerable amount of room in my kitchen is zucchini. Zucchini is one of the most versatile vegetables you can grow. Because of its mild taste, chefs have...
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    Zucchini is one of the most popular vegetables grown in home gardens today. There are many reasons why the zucchini is so popular - it is fairly easy to grow, it is very delicious, and it is extremely prolific. In fact, zucchini usually grows by the minute it seems, so you will probably end up...
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    Powdery mildew can be a real problem in the vegetable garden, especially for cucurbits such as cucumbers, squash, melons and pumpkins. Powdery mildew is a fungus that forms as a white or gray powder on the leaves of plants causing the leaves to become deformed and die. It is far more probable in...
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    Summer squash is a wonderful vegetable to grow in the home vegetable garden. Summer squash can be planted in rows or in raised beds. They can even be planted in large containers. Summer squash require plenty of full sun, at least six hours per day, and fertile soil that's amended with compost...
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    Ingredients 2 - 3 small zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices (if zucchini are large, cut in half or fourths lengthwise, then slice) 1 Tbsp olive oil 4 - 6 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced pinch sea salt 2 Tbsp chopped flat parsley 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup grated mozzarella...
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    If you love to grow great tasting vegetables but live in a very drought-prone region, there are some delicious vegetables that are just right for you. You could be the vegetable gardener that is tired of pulling a water hose every where to water your vegetable plants. Drought tolerant vegetables...
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    One of the biggest enemies of squash, zucchini, and pumpkin is the squash vine borer. This nasty little pest will destroy a plant in no time if left alone. If your plants look fine one day then begin to wilt the next, it could be squash vine borer. Look around the base of your squash plants for...
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    I went out to the garden yesterday to check on all my plants, pick what was ready, and pull just a few weeds. This is the first year that I have used any type of mulch in the vegetable garden, and I sure am glad I did. The mulch really does a nice job keeping the weeds at bay. It has literally...
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    Growing zucchini in your garden is very easy, and a lot of fun. Once your plants become established, and start blooming - the race is on! Zucchini can grow very quickly, sometimes growing from a 3 inch tiny fruit to an 18 inch monster in just a couple days. Make sure you keep an eye on your...
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    Ingredients 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/8 teaspoon pepper 4 pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick 1/2 cup raw rice 5 cups fresh diced tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups thinly...
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    Watering the vegetable garden can be a time consuming, monotonous activity for most gardeners. Getting up at the crack of dawn to water vegetable plants can get down right tiring after a while, not to mention dragging a garden hose all over creation. However, there are some nifty projects that...
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    Yesterday I posted about the decline in bee populations, so I thought it would be a good idea to discuss one easy task you can do in case you are not getting many bees visiting your garden. You will know real quick if bees are not coming around. Ever noticed a little tiny cucumber behind a...
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    Ingredients 6 cups large diced yellow squash and zucchini Vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon House seasoning, recipe follows 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 cup crushed butter crackers (recommended: Ritz) Directions Preheat oven to 350...
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    On June 1, 2009, I picked my first vegetable of the season from my vegetable garden. It was a very nice yellow straightneck squash. There should be more Straightneck squash, some zucchini, and some sweet banana peppers coming soon. There are a couple very small tomatoes beginning to sprout...
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    Most of the vegetables in the garden have been planted for a little over a month now, and are progressing fairly well. I thought it would be a good time to share some pictures of the blooms so far in the garden. I am starting to get some baby squash, zucchini, and banana peppers. I can't wait...
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    My zucchini plants have been in the ground almost a month, so I figured it would be a great time to post about their progression thus far. I must say they are growing far quicker than I ever expected. The zucchini are already blooming and have started producing some baby zucchini. I have never...
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