(Best months for planting Squash in USA - Zone 5a regions)
S = Plant undercover in seed trays. P = Plant direct in garden where they are to grow.
Start in individual pots then transfer when all risk of frost is past. 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 Bicarbonate of Soda in 600ml/pint of water will help slow powdery mildew when it appears.
Use whole or sliced. Steam or fry.
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