Summer Squash – Odessa:
This is a Ukrainian summer squash (a la zucchini) with light green skin and white flesh.
To Plant: Create a mound of soil about 1’ in diameter. Plant no more than 2 plants per mound, allowing AMPLE space for the squash to sprawl (often up to 4 to 5’’).
To Harvest: when fruits reach a desirable size. The larger the fruit, the less tender the flesh (most of the time).
Winter Squash – Pumpkin:
This is a classic Jack-o-Lantern pumpkin, great for decor or seeds (flesh not the best for eating).
To Plant: create a mound of soil about 1’ in diameter. Plant no more than 2 plants per mound, allowing AMPLE space for the pumpkins to trail and sprawl (often up to 5 or 6’).
To Harvest: usually ready around late September to early October. Pick when you’re ready to carve!