Sowing Instructions :
Squash are a hot weather crop. They need full Sun and deep rich well drained organic soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. Before sow/plant work in lots of compost. Directly sow seed outdoors from late May to mid June 2.5 cm (1″) deep in hills 2.4 m (8′) apart with 4-6 seeds per hill. After germination, thin to 3 plants per hill. Seed can be started indoors 3 weeks before the plant out date. Squash do not transplant well–use paper or pots that can be set directly in the soil. Protect mature squash from frost and cold temperatures.