Sown indoors: 2nd April 2013
First Seedling: 9th April 2013
Germination: 7 days
I always grow this variety of squash up against a fence and so I start to tie it up from being a small seedling, so that it is easier to train it to grow the correct way once planted out. Now approximately 18 days:
At 6 weeks old these plants are ready to be planted out.
Now 3 months old the plants are starting to climb up the back fence and the first flowers are forming.
3.5 months old and the first flower is open but the plant is still much smaller than I would expect at this time.
Finally these plants seem to be getting down to business and are growing away at a rate of knots now. The first female flowers are forming but I fear it may be too late now to get any fruit large enough and ripe enough to use.