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Type: Vegetable
Seed #: 334
Common Name: Squash
Latin Name: Cucurbita moschata
Variety: Butternut
Colour:
Temperature: 15C - 20C (59F - 68F) (Zone 3)
Blooms: Aug - Sept
Site: Full Sun
Height: 15cm - 20cm (6" - 8")
Spread: 100cm - 125cm (39" - 49")
Quantity: 10 Seeds
Price: $3.99
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently.
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Squash


Notes: This ever-popular and trustworthy producer is bound to please the Squash lover. Medium-sized, bottle-shaped winter squash that boasts a sweet orange flesh, with a taste similar to that of a pumpkin with a nutty finish.


Instructions: Sow seed indoors in early Spring and move to the planting area when all chance of frost has passed in your location. Or direct sow outdoors no later than 2 weeks after the last frost. Till the soil and create hills about 12 to 15 inches across and 4-8 inches high at 4ft spacing between hills.


Habitat: Squash appreciate full sun (6-8 hours per day) nutrient-rich soil, tilled to a depth of 8 to 10 inches. These easy to provide conditions encourages the development of an expansive root system and will increase your harvest.


History: Mesoamerica Archaeological evidence supports that squash may have been first cultivated from 8,000 to 10,000 years ago


Medicinal: Squash seeds can also be eaten like pumpkin seeds or ground into nut butter. Squash is low in fat and high in vitamin B6, beta carotene and antioxidants.


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