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Butternut Squash Seeds

Butternut Squash Seeds (F1 Hunter)

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RRP: 3.75
Price: 2.49
You save: €1.26 (34%)
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Butternut Squash Seeds - Description

  • Cultivar: F1 Hunter
  • Packet Size: 10 Seeds Per Pack
  • Developed for Our Climate
  • Trailing Plant - Will Need Space to Grow
  • Good yields: 6 to 7 Squash Per Plant
  • Bright Orange Flesh & Sweet Taste
  • Fruit Average Weight: 1Kg
  • Note: Multiple Orders of Same Seeds are Packed Together Unless Otherwise Stated in Customer Notes During Checkout

Butternut Squash Seeds - Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing Time: Early Spring
  • Sowing Location: Start indoors
  • Transplant out once frost has passed
  • Space 1m apart in a well prepared soil
  • Water well in Summer months
  • Harvest before the frost
  • Days to maturity: 105 days

Butternut Squash Seeds - Advantages

  • Great Taste
  • Suited to Irish Climate
  • Can be grown indoors or outdoors
  • Low cost

Index

  • Sowing Instructions
  • How to Transplant
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest

Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing Time: Winter squash are tender vegetables so grow under cover
  • Note: Butternut squash is a Winter squash
  • Squash require similar growing conditions to pumpkins
  • Sow in mid Spring, ensure frost has passed
  • Sow in 3 seeds per 9cm pot
  • Thin later to one seed per pot
  • Requires min 15 degrees to germinate - start seedlings on a heated propagator
  • Once germinated, keep underc over & ensure seedlings are in a bright, frost free location
  • Sowing Depth: Sow seeds on their sides at a depth of 3cm
  • Using potting compost, soak compost & then sow seeds

How to Transplant

  • Harden off & water well before transplanting
  • Water again after transplanting
  • Space plants 1m to 1.2m apart
  • Position a solid support frame around seedlings
  • Cover seedlings with cloche until early Summer
  • Water well
  • Location: Fertile soil, full sun with shelter from winds

Crop Maintenance

  • Squash require regular water & feeding when growing
  • Feed regularly, mulch around base of plants to keep moist
  • Train shoots to grow around support frame
  • Place a water bottle into the soil close to plant's roots for ease of watering
  • Protect seedlings from slugs

How to Harvest

  • Harvest from Late August onwards
  • Fruits need to ripen on the plant before harvesting
  • Wait until fruits have turned yellow before harvesting

Winter Butternut Squash

Here at TheGardenShop.ie we aim to provide a fast, reliable & low cost delivery service

Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €2.50 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded

Terms

  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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