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How to Plant Squash

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Welcome to Homegrown/Homemade, a video series from FineGardening.com and our sister site FineCooking.com. We’ll be following a gardener (Danielle Sherry) and a cook (Sarah Breckenridge) as they plant, maintain, harvest, store, and prepare food crops. Summer squash (zucchini, yellow squash, etc.) have a tender skin and are best eaten when young; winter squash (butternut, acorn, etc.) develop a hard skin and will keep for many months after they are harvested. In these videos, Sarah and Danielle are planting summer squash, but the methods shown apply equally well to winter squash.

Episode 1: How to Plant Squash
Don’t plant squash seeds too early in the season. It’s best to wait until the soil warms up to about 70°F.

Squash is often planted in mounds (hills), but Danielle shows Sarah a method that makes better sense in terms of watering. Squash need a lot of water, and…

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