Tag: Zucchini

Zucchini – Cucurbita pepo also called courgette

They do have a creeping habit but they are mainly bushy depending on the variety. Considered a summer squash they can have green or yellow skin to them depending on the type. They actually descended from being first domesticated 7000 years ago in Mesoamerica.
Nutritionally they are a low food energy source. They contain good amounts of folate, potassium, and provitamin.


Members of the Cucurbitaceae families which includes Cucumbers also. Can contain toxins called cucurbitacins. They are bred so they can contain low levels of this. That is why it doesn’t affect us when we eat them. However ornamental pumpkins can have high levels of cucurbitacins, and such ornamental plants can cross-fertilize edible Cucurbitaceae and they become toxic to humans. So I wouldn’t recommend using the same seeds from your plants to grow the following year.

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Successful Backyard Gardening in Sun and Shade

Successful Backyard Gardening in Sun and Shade. Have you ever wondered if your plants are getting enough sun or shade while growing? I have decided to make things a bit simpler for you. Some plants do better in shade, partial sun, or full sun. So...