April 20 column: Winter squash

Happy Easter! Here is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: With proper care, winter squash thrive. It’s all about growing winter squash and pumpkins. Last year, I really got ours off to a great start by starting them early indoors, then covering the soil in their bed with red plastic mulch to increase the soil temperature and then, once they were planted, I covered the bed with floating row cover to keep them toasty warm for the first couple of weeks. What a difference it made!

To learn more about all of this, check it out!