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Lot No: 17-3603-R
Test Date: 12/16
Summer Squash need warm weather to grow. The plants
produce squash in 50 to 65 days, so there is no point of planting them
indoors. It is best to plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant your seeds
after the soil has warmed up. Thin so there are 4 plants per hill. Summer
Squash produces abundantly, so there is no need to plant successive plantings.
Eight plants will provide more than enough for a large family. You can trellis
squash to save space. Plants grow 2 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.
Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or
straw around base of plant. Add well composted manure.
Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
Water well during dry and hot spells.
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when
transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.
Protect ripening summer squash from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut
summer squash carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.
by Lee on February 10, 2013
Never waste your time on ordinary butternuts again! These are HUGE, and while their season is long at 140 days, they ripen perfectly well off the vine. One of mine hung over both sides of my big microwave. They're gigantic, keep well into February in an ordinary heated kitchen and taste as good or better than any small butternut. Minimal seed cavity, too!
by Anonymous on October 6, 2015
If you have limited garden space Argonaut squash is not for you, but my experience here in the Verdigris River Valley of Oklahoma has been that it is worth the space. Great taste, great color and very prolific. One squash will make about 12-15 servings for my wife and I. It freezes very well.