I planted this list of squash seeds back in April:
- Dill’s Atlantic Giant
- Marina di Chioggia
- Crown Prince
- Turk’s Turban
- Queensland Blue
- Sweet Dumpling
As happens every year, only a couple germinated and I got bored with waiting for the rest. Some of the seed is quite old, so I assumed, as with quite a few things this year, that they wouldn’t come to anything and I planted other crops (like tomatoes) in my giant containers that I usually reserves for squash and courgettes.
Then, weeks later, they nearly all germinated. How annoying.
So, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting everything out of the greenhouse and planted outside and that includes the squash, I’ve put a couple in each of the garlic beds as I figure these will be ready early this year (they are growing very well, I think the early rain followed by lots of sun is their kind of weather). I’ve squeezed a few in other places, often right at the edges of the raised beds as all my beds are directly on top of soil so the roots will happily run underneath the paths and I can fit more in the actual bed. I hope. I’ve pretty much lost track of which squash is planted where, the boys keep pulling up my labels…grrrrr….but I figure they all need treating the same, lots of feed and water and hopefully we’ll have good squash crops this year and not a repeat of last year’s pathetic attempts.