Squash and Pumpkin Seeds

Growing suggestions for squash and pumpkin seeds

Sow your squash and pumpkin seeds in pots indoors from April and plant out in May; or sow direct in May. Squashes are very cold sensitive so cover the plants with fleece if there is a danger of frost.

Squashes are hungry and benefit from a good dose of manure or compost added to the soil before planting. They also do well planted straight into the compost heap!

Squash and pumpkin growing calendar

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Crop history

Squashes and pumpkins originate in Central and North America where they have a long history of use as food, medicine and material for weaving mats. The term pumpkin is used interchangeably with the term winter squash and comes from the Greek word “pepon” meaning melon. Squashes and pumpkins belong to the cucurbit family and are closely related to courgettes, melons and cucumbers. We tend think of pumpkins as a vegetable, but it is biologically considered a fruit.

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There is a very high demand for seed at the moment so we are doing our best to keep up with orders and packeting up more seeds. As such we are only accepting a certain amount of orders per day.

Our online shop will be open from 9am each day and we will close it once we have reached our capacity, we have also had to put limits on the amount of any one variety per order (3) and of total order amount (£50), to try to be as fair as possible to all our customers.

Thanks for your patience - we hope you and your loved ones are fit and healthy during this challenging time.

P.S. we apologise in advance if you happen to be in the middle of placing an order when we shut down the shop, and understand how frustrating this would be, but it will inevitably happen to some

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