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Waltham Butternut Squash Seeds.

Waltham Butternut Squash Seeds.

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Waltham Butternut Squash Seeds| Heirloom | NON GMO

15 Seeds

  1. Look for a sunny spot in your garden to plant your Waltham Butternut Squash. Butternut squash plants need at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day.
  2. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds or debris. Add compost or manure to the soil to improve its drainage and fertility.
  3. Warm the soil up to at least 65 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. You can do this by covering the planting bed with black plastic mulch for a few weeks before planting.
  4. Sow the seeds directly in the ground, 1 inch deep and 2-3 feet apart. You can also start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before your last frost date, and transplant them outdoors when the soil is warm enough.
  5. Thin the seedlings to one plant per hill. Do this when the seedlings have two or three true leaves.
  6. Water your Waltham Butternut Squash plants regularly, especially during hot weather. Water deeply once a week, or more often if the weather is hot and dry.
  7. Fertilize your plants every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  8. Mulch around your plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  9. Waltham Butternut Squash plants are susceptible to pests and diseases, so be on the lookout for problems. Common pests include aphids, cucumber beetles, and squash bugs. Common diseases include powdery mildew, anthracnose, and wilt.
  10. Waltham Butternut Squash are ripe when they have a hard rind and are a deep orange color. Harvest the squash by cutting them from the vine with a sharp knife.

Here are some additional tips for growing Waltham Butternut Squash:

  • Choose a variety that is suited to your climate and growing season.
  • If you are growing Waltham Butternut Squash in a cool climate, you may need to use a hoop house or greenhouse to extend the growing season.
  • Waltham Butternut Squash are heavy feeders, so be sure to fertilize them regularly.
  • Mulching around the plants will help to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Be on the lookout for pests and diseases, and treat them promptly if necessary.
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