Squash

Squash

Squash plants are members of the cucurbita family of vegetables, which also includes pumpkins. Squash is easy to grow, and most varieties are prolific producers. The size of your garden may determine which squash varieties to grow. Bush squash requires a much smaller space, than vining squash varieties.   Most summer squashes require 45 to 50 days to maturity.  Squash plants should be grown in full sun.  Squash plants are food hogs. They need a rich garden soil, and ample fertilizer. The soil should be well drained. A side dressing of fertilizer and regular feedings of fertilizer will significantly help the health of the plant and the size of the harvest. Water regularly, especially during dry periods and the fruit growth stage. Water deeply. Like other garden vegetables, keep soil moist, not wet. It is important to note, that irregular watering, can result in pre-mature ripening of the fruit.   Weed regularly, especially during the early growth stage. Adding a layer of mulch or compost, will keep the weeds down, and feed the plant.

Specifications

  • Bloom: Early Summer | Summer
  • Growth: 12-18 Inches
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Water: Average