Squash plants are members of the cucurbita family of vegetables, which also includes pumpkins. There are a very wide variety of squash, resulting from easy cross breeding among family members. As with most vegetables squash needs 6-8 hours of sunlight each day. Give plants an inch of water each week, and feed every two weeks. Avoid fertilizers that are high in nitrogen; they'll encourage lush foliage at the expense of fruits.


Squash Bug: will suck juice from the stems of the plant and then eat the fruit of the plant.
squash vine borer:, a type of caterpillar, will hatch and enter the squash stem where it will feed for four to six weeks.

Summer Squashes:

  • Zucchini
  • Crookneck Summer Squash
  • Straightneck Summer Squash

Winter Squashes:

  • Acorn
  • Butternut
  • Hubbard , Blue hubbard
  • golden hubbard
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Cushaw