Summer Squash - Melody Mix - Cucurbita pepo
Annual Don't let one variety of summer squash take over your garden! This mix contains Crookneck (yellow), Straightneck (yellow, club-shaped), Dark Green Zucchini, and Bennings Green Tint (light green, turban-shaped).
Soil & Water: Provide squash plants with deep mounds of organic matter, rich soil, and heavy, even water. All squash are extremely frost sensitive, so use plastic mulches to heat soils in early spring and row covers to protect from frost at both ends of the growing cycle, especially in short growing seasons.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly once soils are at least 70F. Use row covers to provide a physical barrier to many insects.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest squash when they are 4"-7" long to keep production high, and for best flavor.
Did You Know? Most of a squash's nutrients are found in the skin.
Soil Temperature: 70-95F
Planting Depth: 1/2"- 1"
Germination: 6-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2'-4'
Days To Maturity: 50-75 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"-18"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 1,025
3 x 8 x 0.75 inches.