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By Brittany Spieker
Food, Nutrition and Health Extension Educator 

The veggies that keep on giving


August 5, 2021

It's that time of year where you attend to your garden, harvest a couple zucchini and decide some of the others need more time to grow. So, you leave them on the plant. You come back to the garden two days later to find giant zucchini and double the number of squash you started with. Can anyone else relate to surges in zucchini?

Squash varieties are split into the categories of winter and summer squash. Zucchini falls under the summer squash category since it is harvested during warm weather months and before it fully matures.

Ideally, you want to harvest zucchini when it's small – before...

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