Posted 02-01-2002 at 15:12:17
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This variety is a staple in my garden in Austin.
Spring planting is no problem, April and beyond. Planting in Feb/Mar is risky but sometimes works. Biggest problem is squash vine borers that kill the plant just when production is getting going. Insecticide early on is my best answer.
Like you suggest, I actually prefer a Fall garden to a Spring one, but means you have to plant in late July. Miss one day of watering and the vines are flat to the ground. Fewer bugs and a longer growing season.
My favorite squash is Delicata. If you are buying seeds, try some of that. Cucumber shaped rather than round, and tastes about like a sweet potato. Best squash out there, imho.