Variety: Winter Festival
Sown indoors: 29th March 2013
First Seedling: 11th April 2013
Germination: 13 days
These seedlings are from seeds sown at the same time. The one on the left is 8 days old and the other is now 10 days old.
Approximately 16 days old. I intend to grow these plants up against a fence or bean support and so I am tying them up as they grow, ready for planting out:
At just short of 6 weeks old, these plants have now been planted into one of the raised beds. As with all my squash plants the hole these went into was partially back filled with compost from our home composter, then watered BEFORE the plant went in.
Now 2 months old and the plants have male flowers which should open in a day or so. You can tell these are male flowers as they have long straight stems. Female flowers have a small swelling, like an embryonic squash behind them. It is not unusual for squash plants to initially produce loads of same sex flowers but the other gender will appear eventually.