Growing Squash, also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash

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27 Jan 10 Jonathan (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Steph, they need full sun, rich soil (dig in chicken pellets or other compost) and lots of space. I've got a couple of plants at the moment that were planted from seed around 10 weeks ago and the plants are around 5ft across. Less rich soils will probably produce a smaller plant. Keep them well watered and liquid fertilise at least once a week and you should have loads to go round! Pick when the fruit are around 5cm across.
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