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Squash Curcurbita

How to sow squash: Direct seed indoors or outdoors

Sun requirement for squash: Plant in Full Sun

Squash has been planted 15 times by Growstuff members.

Squash is a genus of herbaceous vines that have large edible orange flowers that mature into gourds or cucurbits. Squash are commonly divided into two main groups: summer and winter. Summer squash have shorter growing times, a bushy growth habit, tender skin, and are quite prolific. Common types include cucumbers, zucchini, and pattypan squash. Winter squash take longer to mature, have a more sprawling growth habit, and produce gourds with thicker skins that can be stored for a few months. Common winter squash are pumpkins, butternut squash, acorn, and delicata. Most squash transplant poorly. If starting from seed indoors, use peat pots that can be directly transplanted into the soil to reduce root disturbance. More growing information is available in individual species entries.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

First harvest expected

24 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

36 weeks after planting

Companions

chives

Photos

Squash crops

Squash plantings

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Squash harvests

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Sunniness

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Varieties

cucurbita maxima

cucurbita maxima

Cucurbita maxima
kabocha

kabocha

Cucurbita maxima
red kuri squash

red kuri squash

Cucurbita maxima
turban squash

turban squash

Cucurbita maxima
cucurbita moschata

cucurbita moschata

Cucurbita moschata
tromboncino

tromboncino

Cucurbita moschata
Cucurbita pepo

Cucurbita pepo

Cucurbita pepo
acorn squash

acorn squash

Curcurbita pepo
delicata squash

delicata squash

Cucurbita pepo var. pepo
gem squash

gem squash

Cucurbita pepo
pattypan squash

pattypan squash

Cucurbita pepo var. clypeata
pattypan squash

pattypan squash

Cucurbita pepo var. clypeata
pumpkin

pumpkin

Cucurbita spp.
butternut squash

butternut squash

Cucurbita moschata
crown pumpkin

crown pumpkin

Cucurbita pepo
kamokamo

kamokamo

Cucurbita pepo
spaghetti squash

spaghetti squash

Cucurbita pepo var. fastigata
yellow crookneck squash

yellow crookneck squash

Cucurbita pepo var. torticollia
yellow summer squash

yellow summer squash

Cucurbita pepo var. recticollis
zucchini

zucchini

Cucurbita pepo.
Japanese pie pumpkin

Japanese pie pumpkin

Cucurbita argyosperma
seven year melon

seven year melon

Cucurbita ficifolia

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What people are saying about squash

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by oakandsage,

[Banana](crop) s have taken off. Both doing well. They only have about a month before the weather starts getting a bit cold, nights are already getting down to 50F some nights. Will have to think about frost protection soon. [Grape](crop)s that survived are doing well. The one I had to cut bac...

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A slow start to summer

by Skud,

I'm so very, very behind on my gardening. I was travelling heaps and had lots of other commitments through October/November, which is peak spring planting time here, and nothing got done. I've come to the realisation that if I'm going to do work that involves that sort of travel, I need to cut ...

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Do I thin squash or not?

by Skud,

I just planted several varieties of [squash](crop), some bush-style (zucchini) and some vine-style (spaghetti squash, potimarron). Looking around the internets, the advice is almost universally to plant three seeds in one mound of compost or whatever you're growing them in. What's unclear and i...

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by oakandsage,

My [raspberry](crop) are flowering! Anyone whose english [pea](crop) plants yield spherical peas must be a saint. I only get spherical peas if I miss a pod. In the evening I sit out in the garden and eat peas until there is nothing worth eating left on the plant. Then I am done until tomorrow....

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Can you grow other stuff in a lavender bed?

by Skud,

Our landlords tried to make our rental property's garden low-maintenance by filling it the beds with all kinds of perennial shrubs and small trees. Unfortunately they planted everything really close together and it's caused all kinds of problems -- things under trees not getting enough light, th...

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Transplant Ho!

by melannen,

Most of the rest of my seedlings came up last week all together - I had forgotten how *violently* beens and [squash](crop) can grow - so I did a bunch of transplanting. All but two of the seeds I started came up, and I think one of the other two is about to - I am gratified! Although if I end up ...

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