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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Cucurbita pepo var. pepo
Cucurbita pepo var. fastigata
Cucurbita pepo var. torticollia
Cucurbita pepo var. recticollis
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