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By Johnmw

Dorset, United Kingdom Gb

I've never been a grower of squashes but am now helping in the veg garden of someone who is. As far as I know they are not particularly prone to pests or disease so as long as the growing site is well enriched by digging out a trench and filling it with compost each season they need not be included in a rotation. Am I correct ?



That's about it. They do get mildew later on in the season, just like courgettes and marrows, but it usually does not affect the cropping.

5 Nov, 2010


Agree with Owdb.

5 Nov, 2010


We like to rotate them here in the States, because there are several native pests and diseases that can build up. Hopefully doesn't apply to the UK...yet!

6 Nov, 2010


I saw some this year that were growing over a row of shallow wire baskets (6 or 7 inches high) - they said that it was the best way that they'd found of stopping the mildew.
Nowt to do with your question, but I thought it was a good idea!

6 Nov, 2010


Much appreciated everyone - I was hoping to keep the same place as it is just perfect for squashes.

8 Nov, 2010


Just to add, that we find it difficult here to get them to grow outside, so we use our 30 feet by 15 feet poly tunnel to grow them Thus they are grown in pretty much the same place every year, just with fresh compost under them. They do very well.

8 Nov, 2010

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