Tips and Ideas on How-to Direct Sow Blue Hubbard Squash in Your Garden

Blue Hubbard is an old time variety of winter squash. It's flesh is bright orange, fine textured and quite sweet. I grew these a couple of years ago and was amazed by the size! One of them ended up around 20lbs, and generally are the size of a football. I decided that I would try growing some of these in one of my raised planter beds in a section of my garden down beyond my pond.

Growing the Blue Hubbard Squash is not difficult if you know what you are doing. I would highly recommend watching the included video detailing my process for sowing the seeds. Some additional notes about properly growing this squash variety are included below:
 

  1. Temperature should be a minimum of 60 degrees Fahrenheit, with optimal temperature between 70 and 95. I use a digital cooking thermometer to check the temperature of the soil.
  2. Once I sow the seeds, I cover them with an empty salad container. I do this to repurpose these containers, and they also end up functioning as mini-green houses.
  3. I use composted leaf mulch and topsoil to plant in. This provides much nutritional content to the soil.
  4. I use a garden fork to maneuver the soil so as to allow the pellets to find a comfortable position in the garden bed.

Hopefully you are able to find this small write up and accompanying video to be interesting and useful. If you have any questions about planting blue hubbard squash, please feel free to leave a comment below!