Your Weekly Electronic Gardening Guide
Practical Horticulture for Busy People.
About This Plant...
Genus and species:
Cucurbita pepo var. melopepo
Time needed to reach transplant size:
When to transplant to garden:
2 weeks after last spring frost
When to sow outdoors:
1 week after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
70-95 degrees F.
Days to maturity:
Spacing between plants:
24-48 inches (bush); 36-96 inches (vining)
Spacing between rows:
36-60 inches (bush); 72-96 inches (vining)
cucumber beetles, squash vine borers, squash bugs, stinkbugs, pickleworms
fusarium wilt, downy mildew, powdery mildew, bacterial wilt, blossom end rot
when immature and tender; keep plants harvested for continual production
summer squash bears quite heavily, so just a few plants per household will yield plenty of fruit
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