Growing Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo
- Other Names: Spaghetti squash
- Days to Maturity: 80-100 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 18-24”
- Row Spacing: 3-4’
- Growth Habit: Vine
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
- Temp Preference: 77-95℉
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Bacterial wilt, cucumber beetles
- Color: Yellow
- Flavor: Sweet, nutty
Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash Growth Habits:
Squash can be planted directly in the ground, but wait until the threat of frost has passed. You also need to plan to give Vegetable Spaghetti Squash toom to grow. It gets gigantic and may need 2-4 feet of space per plant. Fully mature squash has a pale yellow rind that is thick. It will grow to 3-4 pounds. Keep squash dry to prevent rot.
Various Uses for Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash:
Use Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash as a pasta substitute. Carefully cut squash length-wise. The rind will be hard and thick. Take out any seeds or pulp that you find. Drizzle inside of squash with oil and roast. You will know that squash is done when you can shred it with a fork. It will look like spaghetti.
Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash Benefits:
The biggest benefit of Spaghetti Winter Squash is that you are subbing a less-nutritious pasta for a healthy vegetable. This will greatly reduce calories from cutting out a simple carbohydrate. Spaghetti squash is high in fiber, and it will make you feel full longer. This also helps with reducing the likelihood of spiking blood sugar.
Vegetable Spaghetti Winter Squash is a great variety for storage.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 200 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 800 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 3,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 15,000 Seeds