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Squash (Cucurbita maxima)

The squash (gourd) is an annual vegetable from the cucurbitaceae family

squash

ROTATION

It is grown in the fruiting vegetable bed.

CULTIVATION

The seeds are sown in place in May during a waxing crescent moon.

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

The squash appreciates corn and beans but avoid planting near potatoes.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

Powdery mildew and canker are treated with  lithothamme.  Burn the affected parts.

ADVICE

You should 'pinch out' above the 2nd leaf then on the new growths after the 3rd leaf and just to the leaf above the fruits.