|Number of Seeds||30 seeds|
|Spacing in Row||24 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||36 to 72 inches|
|Planting Depth||¾ to 1 inch|
|Days to Germination||4 to 7 days|
|Days to Maturity||98 days|
|Height at Maturity||12 inches|
|Width at Maturity||6 to 8 feet|
Direct sow after frost, or start under protection up to 3 weeks before (but no earlier--Long Island Cheese Pumpkins grow very quickly at this stage). Plant in well-fertilized hills of 4-8 seeds with hills spaced 3 feet apart. Thin to three plants per hill. Harvest when color is well developed and rind is hard. Cure for a week in sun and fresh air, but protect from frost. Cured squash will store all winter.
Art by Sarah Snow.