Squash Little Gem Seeds
Info: This outstanding squash produces cricket ball sized fruits with dark green skin maturing in mid-August. The flesh is dark orange and very tasty and sweet. The plants are hardy perennial grown as an annual and like a courgette. The reach a height of 60 to 80 cm and need 1m² of space, which makes this variety a good choice for small gardens and large pots.
Sowing & cultivation: Pumpkin plants need a lot of space as creeping plants and a good nutrient supply. The soil should therefore be profound and nutritious. From mid-May can be sown directly into the open field. Depending on the variety a plant needs up to 2m² of space. Abundant irrigation is very important, especially in the beginning. A typical pumpkin problem are snails. Try as protection a thick ring of sawdust around the young plant. It should be fertilized with a few horns, four weeks later with full fertilizer. The harvest begins in September and lasts until the frost.
Distances: 1,5-2m row distance, in the row approx. 1m.
|Botanical name||Curcubita pepo|
|Sowing||from March indoors, from May outdoors|
|Location||sunny, nutrient-rich, well-drained soil|
|Germination||7 - 14 days|
|Height||60 - 100 cm|