Squash Growing Info

 
Learning Download: How to Grow Squash
 
When to Plant:
Squash should be direct sowed after danger of last frost has passed. Soil temperature should be 65° F or higher. Start transplants 2 weeks before anticipated planting date.
 
Fertilizing:
Use 2 lbs. of complete (10-10-10) fertilizer per 100 square feet.
 
Location: Planting Depth: Soil Type:
Full Sun 1/2-1″ Well drained, fertile, pH 5.8-6.8
 
  Seed Spacing Row Spacing Seeds per 100′ Yield per 100′ Seeds per Acre
Squash (Summer)
Squash (Winter)
12-24″
18-24″
4-6′
6-9′
100
66
200 lbs.
200 lbs.
11,000
5,000

 

 
Summer Squash Seed Count 
1 Ounce: 225 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 450 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 900 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 1,800 Seeds
1 Pound: 3,600 Seeds
 
Winter Squash Seed Count 
1 Ounce: 175 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 350 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 700 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 1,400 Seeds
1 Pound: 2,800 Seeds
* These are average squash seed counts.  Varieties can vary.
 
1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′
 

 
Weight Conversion:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces