estorms
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Spacing for squash

I planted Bushmaster Butternut Squash in a raised bed. It is 8X4 feet. It has 2/3 peat moss and topsoil blend and 1/3 old horse manure. The plants are just coming up. How many can I keep in that space and will any further fertilizer be necessary?

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Re: Spacing for squash

I plant all my squash in "hills" with 2 or 3 plants per hill. In a 4 by 8 space, I think you could get away with two hills. Expect the bed to be totally full/overflowing with foliage before its all over though....

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Re: Spacing for squash

I usually plant in hills with 5 seeds per hill spaced 6 feet. I would think in that space, you could put 8 plants. Enjoy.

Fertilizer? With that much manure, you should be good. Be careful to give it enough water.
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Re: Spacing for squash

Thanks, it's always hard for me to pull the extras out. Maybe I can take the extras to the swamp. That's where my extra flowers go. I just drop my old or extra plants at the edge of the wet part . Some things do better down their on their own than they do in a prepared bed.

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