Experimenting vertical planting, needing a few more young established plants to complete the collection. Can collect if not too distant away from me in West…
Watering the roots only will aid in the prevention of disease. It is a good idea to place your fruits on a bed of straw or a ceramic tile to prevent rotting, and this will provide some protection from pests. You can harvest the fruits when they are small, about 4-6inches, for the best flavour. This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 17C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 30C. Harvesting may start in mid summer and may end in early autumn. Fairly difficult to grow. The squashes are relatively easy to grow as long as you have fertile soil and plenty of sun.
Sow seeds from early spring to late summer; in cold climates sow indoors in early summer, watering all seedlings well before planting. They do best planted on raised mounds of soil mixed with well rotted compost and manure.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Slugs/snails, bad drainage too much pruning.