Choosing & Planting Squash

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Knowing what to look for when buying squash plants for your garden is very important to their success and growth. Learn how to choose the best possible squash plants for your garden in this free horticulture video from a veteran gardener. View Video Transcript

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Bartholomew DiVietri

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Today, we're going to talk about how to pick out a fresh squash plant and how to plant it. This particular squash needs to be planted in full sun and some nice good rich black dirt. You always want to take a look at the tag to know how long it's going to take for the vegetable to mature and how much to space it. This particular kind says it will mature in fifty days. So, you want to give yourself enough time to let it mature and it says about eighteen to twenty-four inches apart so you want to give them enough space to grow definitely full sun for almost every vegetable here. Do not forget to water them. It's very important that you water your vegetable. We water ours at least twice a day. I recommend that you do it once a day just give them a nice good drink. Any kind of Miracle-Gro fertilizers isn't going to hurt at all either. It's definitely recommended. Get you some bigger vegetable faster anyway and yeah just give it about fifty days. You should have some good squash.