Historically I was really not a huge squash fan, until converted by the Squash Queen Beryl Randall over at Mud & Gluts, so for the last couple of years I have been growing and eating Butternut Squash. When I get the additional space I will have a bash of some of the other varieties.
Two Packs of seeds picked up in the 2018 Wyevale 50p Seed Sale
Mr Fothergill's Butternut Squash 10 Seeds Sow By 2021
Johnsons Squash (Winter) 10 Seeds Early Butternut Sow By 2022
Sow Indoors - March to May
Sow Outdoors - May
Sow 3 of each variety into a pot edgeways into the compost, cover with 15mm of compost firm gently and keep moist
Keep at approx. 15C - 20C
Germination - Seedlings appear in 7-14 days
Potting On at 5-6 leaf stage, stand outside for a few days in late May (avoid frost) Transplant 600mm apart in growing position.
Harvest July to October, Pick Regularly to encourage cropping
Tip When fruits start to swell give liquid feed every 7-10 days.