|Number of Seeds||25 seeds|
|Spacing in Row||18 to 24 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||60 to 72 inches|
|Planting Depth||1 inch|
|Days to Maturity||105 days|
Direct sow after frost, or start indoors 2-3 weeks earlier. Transplant in hills spaced 6' apart, 3 plants per hill, or in rows 36" apart. Plants can grow 6' or more, so give plenty of space to take over. Mulch early to help suppress weeds. Harvest when squash are buff colored with no trace of green. Cure in a dry, warm place for a week or so, then store in a cool, dry, dark place.
Lora Shelley is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design – with a year of studies in Rome. Primarily, a painter but also a printmaker and an animal lover.