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Start Winter Squash From Seed

April 15 - April 21
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day third of April, repeating indefinitely

Erica's Notes Winter squash is pretty easy to grow. Just remember it's still a heat-loving summer plant, despite the name. Don't select super-long-season varieties and you'll probably be pretty successful. Direct seed if you want, or┬ástart under lights where slugs won't eat them the minute they germinate. Standard cucurbit advice applies: Start them in a generous sized pot or soil block. I use a 4-inch pot for most winter squash. Larger seed? Larger pot. Really huge squash like hubbard have…

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