Sweet Winter Squash
BEST TO START OUTDOORS
Squash needs full sun, rich fertile soil and warm temperatures. Plant only when weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay above 50°F (10°C). Make slightly mounded growing hills 2 to3 feet apart. Sow seeds 1 inch deep, 8 inches apart, 4 seeds per hill. Thin seedlings to leave the 2 strongest plants per hill so vines will have room to grow and mature.
Protect young seedlings from marauding birds by covering with plastic berry baskets at sowing time, removing before plants get crowded.