Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blue Hubbard Squash ( How To Grow )

               Hello!  we hope you all are having a good day and welcome back here with us  Ken and Marilou on Garden The Easy Way.

               Today we would like to talk about another winter squash, the name is Blue Hubbard Squash, it is a light color blue on the outside and yellow on the inside. It is a vine plant not a bush like plant so it does need a lot of room to grow.

               Blue Hubbard Squash is so beautiful and it has a smooth creamy flesh that tastes so very good baked, but you also can fix them a lot of different ways, and there is a lot of recipe.

               Blue Hubbard Squash is very easy to raise but there are some things you need to know.

              1.  Do not rush to plant too early in the spring, make sure you wait until all danger of frost has past and the ground is warmed up, or your squash may not come up.

              2.  You do need good rich soil, and some good organic fertilizer mix well, and some mulch.  Make sure to add it all together and mix it up well 12 to 24 inches.

              3.  Always plant in full sun.

              4.  Level your garden soil, and make your rows.  Bury the Blue Hubbard Squash seeds, 1-inch below the soil surface and 5 feet apart.  If you are growing more than one row of Hubbard Squash, space them 7 to 10 feet apart.

              5.  Water well after you have planted, but be very careful not uncover your seeds.  You need to keep the flow of water low, water often keep soil moist to a depth of 2 inches.  Reduce watering once the seeds have germinated.  The seeds will typically germinate within 7 to 10 days.  Once they're sprouted, water once a day and use enough water to moisten the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches.  

              6. Fruit Size : 4 to 5 lbs.

              7.  Days to Harvest: 100 days

              Well that's it for today we hope to talk to you all tomorrow here on Garden The Easy Way.  Until then Good Gardening Always from Ken & Marilou.