Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Butternut Squash ( How To Grow )

                  Welcome back here today on Garden The Easy Way, this is Ken and Marilou. 

                   Today we would  like to talk about Squash, we are blessed with so many different kind of Squash, and they taste so good and very healthy for you.

                   Today we would like to talk about Butternut Squash, it is a winter squash produce fruit with thick skins. They can be stored for long periods, well into the winter months, if properly stored. Harvest fruits when skin is hard, and it is best to leave a 3-inch stem attached to the fruit for best storage. The skin of winter squash is not eaten. Butternut Squash is so many people favorite squash, it is so delicious you can prepare it in so many different ways, bake it or fry it just to name a few ways, you  will  love it. And there is hundreds of butternut squash recipe.  Squash is so easy to raise, it is eager to grow.  We will share with you all how we plant Butternut Squash, and some things you will need to know. 

                   1.  Garden Soil is so important, the better your soil is the bigger plants you will have, and the bigger plants you have the more Butternut Squash you will have.  If your garden soil need a little help, just add some compost or mulch, and it will help keep the weeds out, and feed your garden at the same time.

                   2.  Plant in a sunny location: 6 to 8 hours of full sun is best,with well-tilled soil after all danger of frost is past and the soil is warm.
                   3.   Rows and Hills seed Spacing: Seed Spacing 4"inches apart, Row Spacing 6 to 8 feet apart.

                   4.  Depth to Sow: 1"inch under the soil.

                   5.  Water well after planting, all squash love lots of water, never let your soil go completely dry in hot dry weather, you might have to water every day or two, all you have to do is to see if your Squash need water.  Stick one of your fingers under the soil, about 2 inches and you can tell if your Squash need  more water or not.

                   6.  Butternut Squash produces large yields with a rich flavor vigorous vines produce fruits that average 5 pounds.  An excellent storage variety.

                   7.  Days to Harvest: 75 to 85 days.

                   Well I guess that is it for today, from Garden The Easy Way, until tomorrow this is Ken & Marilou wishing you all Good Gardening Always.