Gardening

How To Grow Spaghetti Squash

Okay so, I think I made a bit of a mistake with these guys… while at the greenhouse on Saturday I decided that it’d be a great idea to grow my favorite squash which just so happens to be the spaghetti squash. So for 95 cents I got three healthy seedlings. I’ve never grown spaghetti squash before, nor had I ever seen it being grown before. So I didn’t know what I was getting myself into until I watched this Youtube video this morning, in order to write this post.

It’s a great video… but I didn’t know literally any of these things. So, now I guess I have to figure out if I need a trellis or not because I didn’t realize that the plants got that big! My mom grew cucumbers and zucchini last year and I guess I assumed that these spaghetti squash plants would grow to be about the same size.

Well, you learn something new every day, and unfortunately for me I’m going to need to figure out what I’m going to do with these 3 seedlings. Thankfully for you, I’m posting all of my mistakes so that you can learn from them(Please, please, please, research before buying a plant you’ve never grown before)!

Now, that I got all of that stuff out of the way it’s time to get into how you are supposed to grow spaghetti squash.

Okay, so after further research you don’t “need” a trellis to grow spaghetti squash. However, if you don’t want your plants to get huge and take up a ton of space… you will need a trellis.

Image from reddit.com

This reminds me that I literally picked up some green wire fencing from the side of the road the other day without any idea of what it could be used for. I think it’s going to be used for growing spaghetti squash😂.

Now that I’ve got all that figured out, It’s time to learn about the other requirements of this squash.

Spaghetti Squash need:

  • Full Sun
  • An inch or two of water per week
  • Space, or a trellis to climb
  • Loose well drained nutrient rich soil
  • You can grow just one plant, but if you want to increase your yield, grow more plants so that there is more pollen for bees to pollinate your squash with.
Image from savvygardening.com

If I get any squash in the fall I will for sure make a post with a spaghetti squash recipe because they taste absolutely delicious! Have a great day!

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