Squash (Cucurbita maxima)
The squash (gourd) is an annual vegetable from the cucurbitaceae family
ROTATIONIt is grown in the fruiting vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONThe seeds are sown in place in May during a waxing crescent moon.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSThe squash appreciates corn and beans but avoid planting near potatoes.
DISEASES AND PARASITESPowdery mildew and canker are treated with lithothamme. Burn the affected parts.
ADVICEYou should 'pinch out' above the 2nd leaf then on the new growths after the 3rd leaf and just to the leaf above the fruits.