Crop Rotation Group
Cucurbits (Squash family) ●
Rich, moisture-retentive soil with plenty of compost dug in.
After plants set fruit, feed twice, at two week intervals, with a water soluble plant food.
Single Plants: 90cm (2' 11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 90cm (2' 11") with 90cm (2' 11") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Best direct sown once soil has warmed and there is no longer a risk of frost. If your growing season is short they can be started inside in pots to get a head start.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Keep moist by watering regularly. Pinch out the growing tip once the plant has made three leaves and do the same to side shoots as they appear.
Harvest fruit when it slips from the stem.
Control weeds early and then mulch to avoid trampling the vines after fruits have set.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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