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Melissa Melone says her family's favorite vegetable is the Italian squash cucuzza. Her grandfather "starts these plants from seeds each year, which reminds him of the gardens his father and grandfather had in Sicily." Here's Melissa with her grandparents holding "their most prized possession."(Credit: Handout)

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Tales from the summer garden

The growing season of 2012 is winding down, and it’s a perfect time for readers to celebrate -- and lament -- their 2012 summer gardens. Here’s what your neighbors have been up to. Add your stories to the comments below.