This guide provides everything you need to know about growing Patty Pan Squash, from planting to harvesting.

Soil

What soil is good for Patty Pan Squash?

Rich, well draining soil with plenty of compost mixed in. 

Position

How much sun does Patty Pan Squash need?

Full sun

Frost Tolerant

Is Patty Pan Squash frost tolerant?

No

Spacing

How much space does Patty Pan Squash need?

Around 60cm apart 

Planting

When should I plant Patty Pan Squash?

Squash are best planted in spring once the danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds when the soil has warmed to roughly 20°C. 

If transplanting seedlings, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.  

Feeding

What do I feed Patty Pan Squash?

A regular application of organic fertiliser throughout the season. You can also top dress the soil around the plants with fresh compost mid way through the growing season. 

Harvesting

When can I harvest Patty Pan Squash?

Harvest at any size you prefer, although best picked small (smaller than the size of your palm). Harvest regularly, the more you harvest, the more the plant will produce.

Pests

What pests does Patty Pan Squash get?

Aphids, Slug, Snail, Army Worm, Spider Mites, Thrips, Cucumber Beetle, Cutworms, Flea Beetle, Leaf Miner, Squash Bug, Squash Vine Borer, Stink Bugs, 28 Spotted Ladybug

Diseases

What diseases does Patty Pan Squash get?

Leaf Blight and Leaf Spot, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Fusarium Crown and Foot Rot, Gummy Stem Blight, Verticillium Wilt, Bacterial Wilt, Aster Yellows, Blossom-end Rot, Mosaic Virus, Phytophthora Crown and Root Rot

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