SQUASH Harvest Blend (Winter Varieties)
A wide ranging mix of different winter squash and pumpkins. Made up of mostly vining varieties, you will need to allow some room for the different types to grow. Ideal for winter storage and fall harvest displays. Maturity from 90 to 120 days.
Special Directions for Short Season ClimatesSOWING: Seeds directly in the garden in late spring through early summer when all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed. Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep covering with fine soil.
SPACING: Plant about 6 seeds per hill spaced 3 to 4 feet apart or space rows 3 feet apart.
THINNING: When plants are 3 to 4 inches tall thin to 3 sturdiest plants per hill. In rows thin plants to 18 inches apart.
GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks depending upon weather. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Rich well drained soil in a sunny location, kept fairly well watered is ideal for squash Avoid overwatering and continual use of high-nitrogen fertilizers. Gather before frost leaving part of stem attached. Cure fruit for one week in warm, dry spot. Store long term in 45° to 55° F area. Avoid over thinning to keep best mix of types.