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Squash

Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Cucurbitales
Family Cucurbitaceae
Genus Cucurbita
Common Name Squash
Species

Maturity days

  • 50

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
X X X X X X X

Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Ground_cover Vegetable

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant
Humidity tolerant
Planting area Garden_bed
Sunlight Full_sun

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General comments

Space plants: 60 - 80 cm apart

Compatible with (can grow beside): Sweet corn

For succession, later plantings can be straight into the ground. Fast maturing squash varieties for summer growing. Not suitable to store like pumpkins. Usually grown to pick when young and used without removing rind or seeds. Zucchini/courgette (see under Z) is also a variety of squash Protect from frost. Water well. Grow on well mulched, raised area. Shelter from strong winds. A spray with a 5gm/teasp Potassium Bicarbonate 600mL of water.

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