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
Sow in pots in mid spring then plant out once all danger of frosts is past.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised 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 as soon as it feels slightly soft when the ends are pressed.
Control weeds early and then mulch to avoid trampling the vines after fruits have set.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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