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Plug Plant Count: 3
We are offering three (3) Butternut Squash F1 Hunter Plug Plants ready for potting on and growing on in frost free greenhouse or on sunny windowsill ready for planting out as soon as last frosts have passed
The 'Hunter F1' is an early maturing Butternut Squash which has been specifically developed over the last 10 years to suit the UK climate. It is very hardy producing strong plants that will give 6 - 7 squashes
Harden them off by putting outside during the day for 3/4 days. Plant out in mid - late May when the chance of frost has passed spacing every 50cm in rows 50cm apart. Incorporate plenty of organic matter to feed the plant and help retain water. Keep well watered. Can also be left to grow in a greenhouse soil provided it is very fertile and they are kept moist.
As they are hungry feeders, feed them every 14 days with a potash rich fertilizer. Keep well watered but try not to wet the fruit.
Harvest: October on-wardsSeptember to October! Pick any remaining fruits before the first frosts. These can be stored in frost free conditions and can last to Christmas and beyond.
When plug plants arrive transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on at a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).
When plants are well grown, transplant into baskets and containers. If the plant is suited for growing outdoors when all risk of frost has passed gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before positioning baskets outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun once all frost risk has passed.
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.