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Practical Horticulture for Busy People.
About This Plant...
Genus and species:
Time needed to reach transplant size:
When to transplant to garden:
2 weeks after last spring frost
When to sow outdoors:
1 week after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
70-95 degrees F.
Days to maturity:
Spacing between plants:
24-48 inches (bush); 36-96 inches (vining)
Spacing between rows:
36-60 inches (bush); 72-96 inches (vining)
cucumber beetles, squash vine borers, squash bugs, stinkbugs, pickleworms
fusarium wilt, downy mildew, powdery mildew, bacterial wilt, blossom end rot
when fully mature and skin is hardened and difficult to pierce with your fingernail
cure winter squash in a warm, ventilated room for 1 to 2 weeks before storing for the winter
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