Squash are delicious, versatile vegetables. They start out as seeds, and you might have the next squash harvest at your fingertips. If you are currently trying to figure out how to make best use of your squash seeds, don't worry! Many a squash plant enthusiast has asked that same question and have finally reaped squash through their efforts.
You don't need to be swimming in expertise. Someday, you will have an entire swimming pool of knowledge about planting squash seeds. This vegetable has grown so famous that even a sports game was named after it.
The good thing about planting squash is that it is so simple. You don't need any special gear, or a planting centre. You just need a certain parcel of land with soil in your backyard and you are pretty much ready to be a squash planter. Here are some of the basic tips that you can take advantage of as your begin this task:
- Segregate your seeds. A lot of squash seeds look alike, and you don't want your spaghetti squash mixed with your summer squash. If you have seeds which are cross-bred from other squash seeds, then that will be more interesting to see in your garden. Make sure that you know which is which, and segregate them accordingly in your pots to prevent confusion and maintain order as you grow squash in your yard.
- Prepare your mound and manure. Manure mixed with a mound of soil is a good breeding ground for squash. Make this mound rich in nutrients so that your squash seeds can thrive and derive nourishment from it accordingly.
- Bore finger thick holes with a least half an inch depth. This is where you will place your seeds. Make sure that you place each seed as uniformly as possible so that it will remain organized. Just make sure you leave room for the squash to grow.
- Don't put all of your seeds in one pot. If you are going to use a pot, make sure that you use it wisely. Only two or three seeds in a pot are ideal so that they will have enough room for growth and ample nourishment from the soil. If you overcrowd your seeds, you will not have a very good harvest.
- Protect from overheating or freezing. Test soil temperature first before planting. Let your seeds grow on soil that is about 65 degrees for starters. If it's winter time, safeguard your potted plant from freezing and only set it outside if the temperature rises up to at least 60 degrees. In cool weather, bring your potted sqaush plant inside overnight.
- Water your seeds regularly. You need to water your seeds regularly. Planting is just the first step. Make sure that your squash seeds never run out of water, sunlight and nutrients from the soil.
- Don't disregard your catalog and expert advice. Expert advice and seed catalogs are very useful when you are planting squash seeds for the very first time. Just make sure that you leave no resource unturned as you try this out.