Squash (Summer) Growing Guide

Squash (Summer)

Crop Rotation Group

Cucurbits (Squash family) 

Soil

Soil enriched with plenty of compost.

Position

Sunny.

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Fornightly liquid feed from mid summer.

Companions

Sweetcorn, Cucumber, Melon, Pumpkin, Marigold, Oregano, Nasturtium and Borage.

Spacing

Single Plants: 60cm (1' 11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 60cm (1' 11") with 60cm (1' 11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow under cover in pots in mid spring. Plant out after last frosts.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

One or two plants is plenty - they will usually produce several squash over a season.

Harvesting

Harvest regularly when the squash are not too large; this encourages more to grow.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Squash (Summer)

Plant Diseases which Affect Squash (Summer)