Squash Growing Guide

Squash, also known as Button Squash

Crop Rotation Group

Cucurbits (Squash family) 

Soil

Soil enriched with plenty of compost.

Position

Sunny.

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Fortnightly liquid feed from summer.

Companions

Borage, Lovage, Marjoram, Nasturtium, Peas, Beans, Sunflower, Sweetcorn and Tansy.

Spacing

Single Plants: 60cm (1' 11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 60cm (1' 11") with 60cm (1' 11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow under cover in pots in late winter or early spring. Plant out after last frosts.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

One or two plants is plenty - they will usually produce several squash over a season.

Harvesting

Harvest regularly when the squash are not too large; this encourages more to grow.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Squash