Winter squash is a nutrient-dense, ancient crop that comes in hundreds of shapes, sizes and flavors. Grown in summer, it's called winter squash because it stores well for months. Orin Martin, manager of the Alan Chadwick Garden at UCSC, and guest "stars" will instruct participants in this series of online sessions that will follow the lifecycle of one or more winter squash you will grow at home.
Learn from the experts, from each other and from your own guided experience. This series is especially good for beginning gardeners, those who want to grow their own food, and families with children who want to grow pumpkins.
Attend one session or attend them all!
Part 2 - Site selection, soil prep, space requirements, seed starting
Part 3 - Watering, feeding, training, pest protection, cross-pollination
Part 4 - Harvesting, late-season issues (mildew), storage
Part 5 - Tasting, cooking, recipe exchange