The quick and convenient step by step guide to growing your sweet dumpling squash seeds!
The sweet dumpling squash is one of the sweetest squash available. The sweet dumpling is a small green striped squash that often used for stuffing.
How to Grow Sweet Dumpling Squash from Seed!
# 1 | Start your sweet dumpling squash seeds indoors a month before the last expected frost. Plant 1/2 inch deep and keep soil moist until germination. Since squashes do not take well to transplanting, planting in peat pots is your best option. Plant two sweet dumpling squash seeds per pot, later clipping off the weaker of the two seedlings. Harden your sweet dumpling squash seedlings before transplanting following our hardening off guide.
#2 | About a week after the last frost or when the soil temperature in your area reaches is over 60 degrees F, plant your seedlings in very rich soil 8-10' apart in rows 10-12' apart.
#3 | Since squash seedlings do not tolerate frost, provide protection if cold weather threatens your sweet dumplings. Keep the soil moist at all times, but avoid getting the leaves of your sweet dumpling squash wet as this can cause diseases.
#3 | When your squash begin to develop vines, add a layer of mulch. This mulch layer will help conserve moisture and control weeds. Your mulch will also will keep your squash plants from having too much soil contact.
#4 | By midsummer, pinch off all the blooms to concentrate the plant's energy on the developing squashes.
#5 | Your sweet dumpling squash can be harvested as soon as the stem begins to dry and the skin becomes too hard to pierce with a fingernail. Because cold weather can damage squashes, they should be harvested before the first frost.
Note: Do not plant pumpkins and other squash family crops in the same spot 2 years in a row.