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Zucchini is a form of squash. It is considered to be a summer squash, which means it is harvested when it is not fully ripe.


To grow zucchini, select a good location, prepare the soil, plant the seeds, mulch the seedlings, water the zucchini plants regularly and fertilize them. You need zucchini seeds, loamy soil, compost, mulch, water and fertilizer.


Plant zucchini by preparing the soil, placing the seeds in 1-inch deep holes, and establishing a cloche protection for the seedlings. You need a cloche, a trowel, plastic mulch, organic mulch, compost and zucchini seeds.


To saute onions, heat cooking oil or butter over medium-high heat in a large pan or skillet until it becomes hot. Use 1 tablespoon of oil or butter per onion. Place the cut onions in the skillet, and cook five to seven minutes, or until the onions are tender. Stir the o...


To freeze zucchini, wash, slice, blanch and cool it before putting the squash into a freezer bag and freezing it. You need a knife, a cutting board, a large pot, a large bowl and freezer bags.


Zucchini skin is edible. The skin may or may not be waxed, depending on where it was bought. If it is waxed, the skin should not be eaten without thoroughly washing off the wax and if it is not waxed, the skin is completely safe to eat.


To make sauteed spinach, use 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 small chopped shallot, a 10-ounce package of baby spinach, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Melt the butter in a large skillet, then add shallot and olive oil. Cook for three m...