How much room for winter squash?
I have two 5'x15' raised beds in my garden... "sectioned" into 5'x5' areas. Both beds will have a block of corn and beans at one end filling a 5x5 section. The other end I have peanuts in one bed, and a bee hive in the other.
The middle 5x5 section I would like to plant some varieties of winter squash. I have some seeds... All are vine squash ... a hybrid kabocha (Confection), a "sweet meat" and a butternut.
My plan was to have 4 plants in each of the middle 5x5 sections... and train them into the corn and along the outside edge of the bed. Obviously I would not train them into the peanuts... but I could train them to a small extent around the beehive.
Is 4 squash plants too many? Comments? Advice? I have not seen squash grown since I was a kid... which was awhile ago. Thank you for comments!