Growing squash plants isn’t difficult once you know the basics for the proper care of squash. Learning how to grow squash successfully includes becoming familiar with the types of squash grown, what conditions they prefer, and common squash pests or diseases that may affect them. So to find out more about growing squash plants, continue reading for advice on the general care of squash in the garden.
Summer squashes are prized for their upright and bushy growth habit and usefulness in the kitchen. Types such as straightneck are perfect for those looking to enjoy early season harvests from the garden without the stress of starting seeds indoors. Learn more here.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Growing crookneck squash is common in the home garden. Ease of growing and versatility of preparation make crookneck squash varieties a favorite. If you’re asking “what is crookneck squash,” then this article can help. Click here for more info.
Summer squash plants differ from winter squash because most summer squash varieties bear their fruit on bushy plants rather than vining or sprawling plants like winter squashes. But like winter types, there are numerous varieties. Learn about summer squash plants here.
In gardens in the UK and other countries around the world, “marrow” refers to certain varieties of summer squash because their oval shaped fruit contains a creamy white, spongy flesh surrounded by a hard but thin skin. Learn how to grow marrow plants in your garden here.
Butterkin squash is one of those rare and exciting events: a new vegetable. A cross between a butternut squash and a pumpkin, the butterkin squash is very new to the commercial market, both for growing and eating. Learn more about it in this article.
While it?s less common in the United States, Calabaza squash is not hard to grow and can be very rewarding, particularly when used in Latin American cooking. Learn more about how to grow Calabaza squash plants and Calabaza squash uses in this article.
A favorite squash of Sicilians, cucuzza squash is gaining some popularity in North America. Never heard of cucuzza squash plants? Click here to find out what a cucuzza squash is and information about growing cucuzza Italian squash.
If you have varying results when growing spaghetti squash, like fruit that doesn?t seem to be quite ready to pick, yet Mother Nature has other plans, you may wonder will spaghetti squash ripen off the vine. Learn more in this article.
Like other winter squash, butternut squash may be prone to problems - amongst these may be fruit split in butternut squash. What causes butternut shell splitting and is there a remedy? Get more information and find out in this article.
If you reside in the American South, you may be familiar with growing cushaw squash. These heirlooms have a number of benefits. So how to grow cushaw squash plants and what other interesting information can we dig up on them? Find out here.
It is not uncommon for squash leaves to have powdery mildew but as it affects yield, how can you go about treating powdery mildew in squash? This article will help with the prevention and treatment of powdery mildew on squash.
Contrary to their name, winter squash are grown at the peak of summer and harvested in the fall. They have a hard rind and can, therefore, be stored for future use in a cool, dry area for months. What makes Delicata winter squash so special then? Find out here.
If you have been stuck in a squash rut, routinely cultivating zucchini or crook necks, try growing patty pan squash. What is patty pan squash and how do you grow it? Find out in this article and grow something different this year.
One of the most versatile squash out there is the pink banana squash. It can be grown and harvested as a summer squash or used like butternut squash. Learn more about growing banana squash in the garden with tips from this article.
Perhaps you have wondered if collecting seeds from prized squash might result in another crop just as amazing. What is the best method then of squash seed collection and saving those premium squash seeds? This article will help.
What could be the cause for squash that is rotting on the vine or pumpkin rot disease? How can cucurbit fruit rot be avoided or controlled? Many cucurbits may be prone to decay while on the vine and this article can help.
Squash, especially zucchini, is a popular garden veggie loved by many. But have you ever had squash that is bitter tasting and, if so, is it still edible? This article will help with that as well as what causes bitter squash.
Before you begin harvesting your spaghetti squash, you need to first determine if your squash is ripe and ready to be cut from the vine. This article will help show you how to ripen squash after picking.
Spaghetti squash growing is one of the more popular gardening activities because the plant is easy to grow and provides essential nutrients. Find out how to grow and store spaghetti squash in this article.
Green pumpkin refers not only to the color of the fruit at the time of hubbard squash harvest, but also to its sweet flavor, which can be substituted for pumpkin. Learn more about how to grow hubbard squash here.
When garden space is scarce, it is good to know that a number of plants will happily thrive in containers. There are a number of varieties of squash that are appropriate for container gardening. Learn more here.
When squash begin developing strange symptoms that don't appear to be caused by bacteria or fungus, squash mosaic virus may be on the loose in the garden. Read this article to learn more about squash mosaic control.
Hollow squash appears healthy until you harvest the fruit and cut it open to find a hollow center. Several factors can cause this condition, which is called hollow heart disease. Learn why this happens in this article.
Squash blossoms are glorious golden blooms, which are not only attractive but also good to eat. Harvesting squash blossoms requires a little knowledge of the when and which ones to pick. This article can help with that.
It is important to know how to store squash to increase their life. The fruit needs a little preparation before keeping winter squash to enhance its freshness. To learn how to keep squash for the winter, click here.
Butternut squash plants are a type of winter squash. Unlike its fellow summer squashes, it is eaten after it reaches the mature fruit stage when the rind has become thick and hardened. Get growing tips for this squash here.
Acorn squash is grown and harvested much like any other type of winter squash variety. Acorn squash harvest takes place once rinds have become tough rather than tender summer squash. Click here for more info.
Acorn squash can be kept through the winter, unlike their thin skinned and vulnerable cousins, the summer squash. Learn how to grow acorn squash in your garden and find harvesting tips in this article.
Toward the end of the season, there is nothing worse than having some squash still on the vine waiting to ripen and a frost comes along. You can ripen them pretty simply, however, and the tips in this article will help.
Most of the time, when you plant squash, you have bees that come around to pollinate the blossoms. However, sometimes you have to do it yourself. You can hand pollinate squash by following a few simple steps in this article.
If you have been wondering how to grow winter squash, you shouldn't worry. Growing winter squash is no difficult task. There are many different varieties too. Click here for more information on growing winter squash.
The summer squash plant is a versatile plant that can include so many different types of squash from yellow squash to zucchini. Growing summer squash is similar to growing any other type of vining plants. Learn more here.
Squash wilt is a common problem afflicting many squash plants in the garden. This disease can quickly destroy entire crops, but this article can help with proper wilt control management to alleviate its threat.
Among the most nefarious of squash pests is the squash vine borer. Identifying and preventing squash vine borer can save your squash plants from a sudden and disappointing death. Learn how to control squash vine borers here.
While blossom end rot is commonly thought of as a problem that affects tomatoes, it also affects squash. The causes for squash end rot are simple. Read this article for tips on how to treat blossom end rot on squash.
Many gardeners find that their squash leaves are huge, almost like umbrellas to the squash plant. Since squash plants need lots of sun, are these large squash leaves healthy for the plant? Find out here.
Your squash plants were healthy and green and lush, and then one day you noticed that the leaves were getting yellow. Why are the leaves turning yellow? Read here for reasons and fixes for yellow squash leaves.
An old wives tale says if you plan to grow squash and cucumbers in the same garden, you should plant them as far away to prevent cross pollination. So do squash and cucumber plants cross pollinate? Find out here.
Occasionally a plant in the squash family will "abort" their fruit. It can be very frustrating for a gardener when this happens. Read this article to learn what to do for squash fruit falling off the vine.
You just spent several weeks lovingly caring for a squash plant. Then the next thing you know, those squash blossoms are falling off the vine. What should you do? Read here to learn why squash blossoms fall off the vine.