Winter squash - is it too late?

kriklafOctober 17, 2013

I (wrongly) assumed that September was the best time of year to plant winter squash here in Tucson, then slacked off and didn't even plant them in September. Is it just too late now to try? Could I maybe mulch with black plastic or something to keep the soil warm, or would I just be wasting seeds?

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MaryMcP Zone 8b - Phx AZ

Here's a recent thread with a similar question:

Here is a link that might be useful: Winter Garden Thread

    Bookmark   October 17, 2013 at 2:28PM
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bucks(9 Arizona)

Yes you are wasting your seeds.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 7:22PM
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Bah. Better luck next year. Thanks!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 12:38PM
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MaryMcP Zone 8b - Phx AZ

"Winter squash" - a misnomer for sure. I understand it because lazygardens explained it (the squash can be *stored* for the winter) but it's confusing for sure.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 2:07PM
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