WHEN TO PLANT: spring planting, after last
frost date and again in late summer
DEPTH OF PLANTING: 1" deep
PLANTS APART IN ROWS (AFTER THINNING): 3
DISTANCE BETWEEN ROWS: 6 feet apart
RAISED BED PLANTING GUIDE: After thinning, plants
should be 2 -3 feet apart throughout bed.
SOIL TYPE RECOMMENDED: rich, composted soil
HARVEST: pick fruit when it is young and
tender. If allowed to mature, summer squash loses its flavor and
NOTE: Squash is very susceptible to frost.
Usually planted in hills with 6 plants in each hill, Plant hills 6 feet apart.
TUCSON PLANTING INFORMATION: Summer
varieties may be planted in spring or late summer, March 1
through May 1 and again July 1 to August 25. Squash
does very well in Tucson. For hardiest plants, sow as early after
last frost as possible.