Growing Organic
Squash


How to grow organic
squash instructions
and tips.



Organic Squash


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 tor 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 percent 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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