Ed Hume Seeds

Vegetable Spaghetti Squash

SQUASH Vegetable Spaghetti

Winter Keeper

Unusual and delicious. Becoming very popular for use in salads or with butter or cheese sauces. A real conversation piece because of its spaghetti-like appearance. Enjoy baked , steamed, boiled, or microwaved.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Sow seed directly into the garden in May after weather has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Plant seeds in hills sowing seeds 4 inches apart, 6 to 8 seeds per hill. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil well firmed down. For earlier harvest start seed indoors, 4 weeks before setting out.

SPACING: Leave 4 to 6 feet between hills, each way, depending upon available space.

THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When plants are about 4 inches tall carefully thin or transplant to 3 healthiest plants per hill.

GERMINATION: One to two weeks depending upon weather and soil warmth. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

An ideal vegetable for low-cal meals. Boil for about 20 minutes for spaghetti-like appearing dish. A well fertilized soil kept moderately moist is to its liking. Carefully place a board or some straw under maturing fruit to keep it from being bruised by moist soil. Gather them before frost leaving part of stem attached. Cure in warm area for a week to ten days. Store in a dry area at 45 to 85 degrees.


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