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How far apart should squash be planted?
Last Updated: 3rd June, 2020
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Also to know is, how much space do you need between squash plants?
Once seedlings are established, thin them so they are spaced about 28 inches apart with cages or other supports. Thin plants without support to at least 36 inches apart. Bush-type plants can be planted in rows 24 to 36 inches apart and thinned to the same distance between plants.
Secondly, can Squash be planted in rows? Squashes are heavy water users, but their roots have low tolerance for consistently wet soil. If your basic garden soil drains well, you can plant squash in rows, if you prefer. Trenching 3 to 6 inches deep around a hill or on both sides of a row creates water reservoirs to help support plants during hot, dry weather.
how close can I plant squash?
Hills and rows of summer squash should be approximately 3 to 4 feet apart while winter squash should be spaced approximately 4 to 5 feet apart with 5 to 7 feet between rows and with the hills spaced about 3 feet apart. Squash can be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks prior to the planting date.
What is the best way to plant squash?
Set two or three summer squash plants 4 to 6 inches apart in the mound. Water gently with a watering can or gentle spray of a hose immediately after planting. Space mounds about 3 to 4 feet apart. Winter squash, which produce longer vines, need at least 4 feet between mounds, but 6 feet is better.