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    Default What squash to grow?... Decisions decisions

    Anyone offer a little advice on what squash is best suited for me?

    I am looking for a small/medium fruit. (About grapefruit size)

    I have limited space in my garden now - and my hubby has warned me about buying more plants.

    Are there any that would take up less room than a butternut squash? I've never tried to grow squash before so unfortunatly this area is not my forte. Any advise appreciated!

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    Hi there!
    I found Premier Seeds on e-bay sold quite a variety of squash seeds, including ones which need smaller space, I found one which is quite a small round green one, about cricket ball sized. Last year I had lots of luck with my butternut, I planted near my manure pile and it just loved it!! I let it grow wild all over the place but you can keep them tied in a 'circle' with pegs to take up less space. Wilkinsons are also doing a variety pack, think there are 6 in for a few quid. Good luck!
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    6 varieties that is, not seeds! Silly me!

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    Look on the packet's blurb and try to buy one with a bush rather than a trailing habit.
    Into each life some rain must fall........but this is getting ridiculous.

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    Victoria, I think I have a couple of spare Golden Nugget and Sweet Dumpling seeds I could spare you - both are Grapefruit size. Google them and if they take your fancy give me a shout - both are bush varieties I believe.
    Last edited by amandaandherveg; 21-02-2009 at 10:28 PM.

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    Thanks for the advice Eden I'll look them up on eBay. Also gonna look into "pegging the butternut in a circle". Sounds like a great idea as I've not got the space for it to go wild. wish I did tho!


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    Thanks a million amanda - I've PM'd you. Either of these look fantastic!

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    Victoria...do you want summer squash or winter squash???


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