Spaghetti squash

Jess and Jesse have just started a new blog which will concentrate more on vegetables and other things not covered by this blog. This is a great article on growing spaghetti squash: the advice given applies to pretty much all of the cucurbit family, ie pumpkins, melons, cucumbers squash etc.

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Spaghetti squash (Cucurbita pepo) pictured on the trellis to the left, having its space invaded by a bottle gourd. On the right is butternut squash, black futsu pumpkin, rockmelon & glass gem corn.

Hands down, spaghetti squash is the plant we receive the most inquiries about & the most praise for. We are constantly being asked for seedlings & seeds, which is no surprise considering a single spaghetti squash fruit (yes, it’s technically a fruit, not a vegetable) will set you back between $5 – $10. They are also not very widely available in shops, although it seems likely that will change with their rising popularity.
We started growing spaghetti squash because of 2 reasons; 1) I am obsessed with squash. 2) We tried a shop-brought one once. I under cooked it slightly but was hungry (as usual) and ate it anyway, and I couldn’t justify spending another…

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