|Average Seed / oz||Seed / 100′ Row||Average Yield / 100′ Row||Days to Harvest|
|200||1 oz||150-200+ lbs||100|
|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|After Last Frost||65-85°F||Full Sun||Frost Sensitive|
|Sowing Method||Seed Depth||Direct Seed Spacing||Seeds Per Packet|
|Transplant or Direct Seed||1″||6″||25|
|Mature Spacing||Days to Sprout||Production Cycle||Seed Viability|
Plant in full sun by direct seed after last frost or start indoors 2 weeks before last frost and transplant after the weather has settled. Benefits from evenly moist soil and a ring of mulch around seedlings to keep weeds down and retain moisture before its large shading leaves take over the job. Most winter squash and pumpkins have substantial vines so allow plenty of space. Harvest squash in fall before frost when the rind is a consistent deep color and very firm. If in doubt, open one before harvesting others. For some varieties, flavor will improve with storage. Direct seed 1/2" deep with 6" between seeds or start indoors with 2-3 seeds per 4" pot 2-3 weeks before last frost. Space 3-6' between rows. For mounds, make mounded hills spaced 3-6' apart with a crater in each for catching water and plant 6 seeds 1/2" deep about 5" apart. Thin each mound leaving the 3-4 strongest seedlings. Companions: beans, celery, corn, dill, nasturtium, onions, cucumbers, mint, marigold, oregano, borage.