Vegetables

Squash Yellow Button

A sweet and tender, golden-coloured baby squash that produces an abundant crop in the garden or in a pot. Tastes great when steamed, baked or stir-fried.

Position

Full sun.

Sow

For early sowing, raise in pots of Yates Seed Raising Mix in a well-lit, protected spot. Transplant after 3-4 weeks. For direct sowing press 3-4 seeds into mounds of moist soil 70cm apart. Later thin to the two strongest plants, or sow direct into 40cm pots.

Care

Select a sunny, well-drained position. Add compost and Yates Blood & Bone before sowing. Keep well watered at base of plant. Pick fruit at 5-10cm for best yield. Protect from snails and slug with Yates Blitzem Snail & Slug Pellets.

Hint

Great companion plant for beans, corn, radish, basil and nasturtium. For heavier crops, brush pollen from male flowers onto female flowers (with swollen base). Keep well mulched.