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- 21-02-2009, 07:20 PM #1
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!
- 21-02-2009, 10:17 PM #2
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!
- 21-02-2009, 10:18 PM #3
6 varieties that is, not seeds! Silly me!
- 21-02-2009, 10:24 PM #4Early Fruiter
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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.
- 21-02-2009, 10:24 PM #5
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.
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- 21-02-2009, 10:25 PM #6
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!
- 21-02-2009, 10:34 PM #7
Thanks a million amanda - I've PM'd you. Either of these look fantastic!
- 21-02-2009, 10:37 PM #8Funky Cold Ribena
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Victoria...do you want summer squash or winter squash???
- 21-02-2009, 10:46 PM #9
Well I'm not really fussy. Really looking for something compact and easy growing. I move to the South of England on Monday so no doubt what grew well in Glasgow or Yorkshire wont grow so well down there.
Time will tell - but i'll keep everyone posted on the move and the upcoming garden excavation! Lol!
- 22-02-2009, 02:14 PM #10
Good luck with the move on Monday! Have you got a lot of work to do in your new garden?
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