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IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
I’ve received seeds from a squash grower gardener years ago and always saved seeds and grown on so I don’t the name of this type but it’s flattish and round, blueish green thin skin and sweet orange inside. 

Anyway anyone growing similar squash, do you leave it to sprawl on the ground or climb? Are bamboo wigwams strong enough? What spacing do you grow them in the ground? I’ve put them in at about 7cm apart.


  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,819
    Sounds like Crown Prince.  The squashes are too heavy for us to let them climb.  We let ours ramble along the ground.  They spread on our allotment for about 4-5 metres, so you should probably be thinking about 1-2 metres apart.  
  • Carly.SCarly.S Posts: 9
    I grew mine over a big arch last year, it worked well for us. The fruits probably weren’t as big as some but big enough but still had to support underneath. Not  the best photos! 
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    Great pics @Carly.S , that looks like it and thanks for the name @KeenOnGreen
    Crown Prince, I’ll do some research. I haven’t got an allotment and I have far too many seedlings so I’m going to have to get creative with the borders and maybe the pergola if it wants to climb 😬 I think a wigwam isn’t going to be strong enough so it will mostly have to sprawl then and I’ll grow beans and peas upwards?
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