Sow indoors in 2” pots with good potting soil May to June. Transplant into the garden 1-2 weeks after sprouting to 2-3’ centers and 6 ft wide rows. Be careful not to disturb the tap roots When transplanting. Also can be direct sown in May when soil is warm. Squash plants are frost-sensitive and benefit from row cover to protect them from insects and frost while plants are young.
To save seed, scoop out seeds when you eat the ripe fruit. Rinse off and dry. Isolate from other squash of the same species by at least ½ mile.