How to Grow Winter Squash

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Botanical Information

Taxonomy

History

Physical Description

Varieties & Cultivars

Categories or Types of Winter Squash

Colors Available

Varieties (link to ../category/cultivars/tag/Winter Squash)

Growth Requirements

Climate & Temperature Requirements

Air Temperature

Soil Temperature

Humidity

Day Length or Light Requirements

Site Conditions Favored

Soil Requirements

Soil Texture

pH

Nutrient Requirements

Propagation

Methods of propagation

Seed

Division

Cuttings

Transplanting or Potting Up

Seed Saving

Planting Out

Bed Prep & Soil Amendments

Bed Spacing

Row Spacing

Planting Depth

Alternative Bed Methods

Container Gardening

Routine Cultivation & Maintenance

Water Requirements

Fertilization Recommendations

Mulching & Weeding

Pinching or Pruning & Dividing

Support

Winterizing

Companion Planting

Helpful Companions

Harmful Companions

Companion to..

Pests, Diseases & Problems

Common Pests

Common Diseases

Symptoms

Whole Plant

Leaves

Stem/Trunk

Flowers

Fruit

Roots

Harvesting & Storage

Edible Parts of the Plant

Yield

Days to Harvest / Harvest Timing

  • Pumpkins (and other winter squash) should be harvested before the first frost in your growing zone; harvest them when the vines have dried, the fruit color becomes dark, and when it’s hard to press your thumb nail into the flesh; cut the stem from the vine making sure to leave several inches of stem attached to the pumpkin VG

Harvest Methods

Storage of harvest

Fresh

  • Store winter squash in a cool and well-ventilated place VG

Canned

Frozen

Pickled

Dried

Cooking

Nutritional Benefits & Values

Toxicity

Cooking

Preparation

Cooking Methods

Recipes (link to …/category/recipes/tag/Winter Squash)

Resources

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