Early season squash results - Delicata, Butternut, Trombetta
I've had some squash starts outside and in the ground for several weeks now. I started the seed indoors in coir pots, hardened them, and planted them. I planted the coir pots in the ground to avoid disturbing the seedling roots. I sliced the bottom of each pot before starting the seed so the roots would have an easier time passing through.
Under a cloche I have vining Butternut and Delicata, elsewhere (uncovered) I have a Trombetta. Our weather has not been particularly warm, or cold.
After several weeks the Delicata seem to be taking off. There are multiple leaves, and the vining seems about to take off. The Butternut is not doing as well. It hasn't grown as much and the leaves shown some signs of damage. The Trombetta hasn't grown even less, with it's leaves a bit yellowed.
I'm thinking that the Butternut and Trombetta will get going once we get warmer, sunnier weather. The Delicata seems to be anything but, in comparison to the other two.