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Squash in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cucurbita

 

Squash

Squashes are used as vegetables, but are, strictly speaking, fruit. They come in many forms - and there are Summer varieties as well as Winter varieties. Most squashes grow on vines, but a few in a shrubby form. They are all relatively easy to grow.

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plant Features
  • Squash likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Squash likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Squash is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Squash likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Squash

Latin name

Cucurbita

type

Vegetable

family

Cucurbitaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Squash likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Squash is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Squash likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Squash likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Squash is 2.00meters x 0.20meters 2.00 M 0.20 M

Cucurbita

Squashes are used as vegetables, but are, strictly speaking, fruit. They come in many forms - and there are Summer varieties as well as Winter varieties. Most squashes grow on vines, but a few in a shrubby form. They are all relatively easy to grow.


Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Prepare a bed or hill in a sunny site where the soil is fertile. Make planting pockets 3' apart by digging a hole a spade-depth, width and height, and filling with compost and well-rotted manure, then sow a seed on edge in each pocket. at a depth of about 1" after all danger of frost has passed.. Or sow the seeds singly in pots in the greenhouse, and plant out after they have their first true leaves

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

After seeds grown indoors have their first true leaves, and after all danger of frost has passed, plant the seedlings out into a prepared bed or hill that has been well-manured, at a spacing of about 3' for bush types, and 5' for trailing types.

 
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