Growing Organic Squash

How to grow organic
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Organic Squash


Grow Superior Buttercup Squash

Best Organic Buttercup Squash



The very best squash is grown in
soil with high levels of compost.
The result is a very tasty and
moist meaty squash.

Buttercup squash grown in plain
soil tends to be on the dryer
side and has less flavor.

Build a frame above ground
approximately six feet by
six feet (2m x 2m) and about
two to three feet in height.

Never use old railway ties o
landscape ties which have
been treated with preservatives.

Toxic substances leaching into
the soil will harm the plants
and humans.

In the Fall, fill the compost
framework with leaves, grass,
kitchen vegetable, fruit scraps,
eggshells, and garden vegetation.

Do not put meat or meat
by-products in the compost bin.

Do not use grass that has
herbicide or poisons applied
to it.

Mix in a few shovels full of dirt
in each layer of six inches.

If you have an existing compost
pile, take a couple shovels full
of compost, and spread it
among the dirt and leaves,
use this as a starter.

In the Spring, place an upright
eight foot 2x4 on each end of
the bin and span across the bin
with a 2x4.

Tie and drop bailing twine down
from the cross over beam, and
space about a foot and a half
between each twine.

The squash will later be trained
to climb the twine.

Dig four or five holes across the
center and fill with garden dirt,
plant the squash seeds here,
approximately one inch deep.

I prefer Buttercup squash, but
the choice of squash is yours.

Plant the seeds after threat
of frost is gone, the seeds
germinates in 10-15 days.

Keep the ground moist.

The plant will grow slowly
at first, and by July, the plants
will grow up to six inches a day.

Each day carefully wind the new
squash growth around one of
the strings of twine.

Water the bin well each day
during the flowering period,
do not let it dry out.

The lower leaves will yellow
if you underwater.

Once the foliage is approximately
six feet high and well filled out,
pinch off any new growth so
all the energy goes into
growing fruit.

Fruit will store well if placed in
a cool room, but the squash
should be clean and dry
without bruises or scratches.

They last right into March.

Enjoy the fruits of your
labor.




Squash patch


How To Cook
Buttercup Squash



Cut the squash in half and scoop
out the seeds and pulp. Place squash
in a large pie plate with about 1/4
inch of water.

Place the squash in an oven with
the cut side down and bake at
350 degrees Faraenhiet for about
30 to 45 minutes or until done,
depending on the size of
the squash.
Test with a fork from time to time.

Place the cooked squash on
a plate, add a little butter,
salt and pepper to your liking
and enjoy.

If you pick your squash early
in the season you can eat the
skin also, as it is very tender
at this time and very tasty.

Squash Dietary
Information



Buttercup squash is high in
calcium and dietary fiber and
one of the best sources of
beta-carotene.

The squash consists of 85%
complex carbohydrates and
has a protein source of about
12 percent.

The combination of the two
makes for a great energy food.

The skins rich in iron.

The best part it is not only
healthy, but also scrumptious.


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