How to Plant Squash Seeds

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After saving squash seeds from the vegetable, let the dry out on a paper towel for a few days, plant them a quarter-inch deep in sterile soil, and water them well to germinate. Produce a beautiful squash plant with gardening help from an urban horticulturist in this free video on plant seeds.

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Hi! I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb. If you want to try to grow squash, well, you can either save the seeds or probably easier go to your local nursery and buy a small package of seeds. Even easier probably buying a four-pack maybe the easiest way to raise your own little squash plant. But if you do raise them from seed, make sure you get a good sterile soil, plant them about a quarter of an inch deep and make sure that they don't dry out. Remember, seeds dry out, they die out and they don't live. So make sure that seeds stays constantly on the moist side. Now, moist, I don't mean puddled. You want to make sure it stays nice and moist, put your finger into the soil and just test it. If it's nice and moist to your fingertip then the seed has a good chance of germinating. Make sure they get about six hours of bright sun a day and often people will plant squash seeds right where they want them in their vegetable garden. You can transplant them but you've gotta be careful when you transplant them because some seeds do better in transplanting than others. Squash will do pretty well in an area where they're getting bright sun and where they're in a good organic improved soil. So by that I would improve some peat moss, maybe some cow manure. Try to make a good planting site for your best results. Planting squash seeds can be fun and profitable. I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb.


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