Winter squash: from first male buds to maturity?
I planted my squash out late this year, and from transplant (we had a very cool spring and I did not think the weather was good enough to germinate outside, nor to put transplants out). After sulking for a while the plants I have are pretty healthy looking, but it is already the middle of July almost. Some of my squash plants are just starting to show male buds at the base of the plant. I am wondering, if these squash varieties generally mature in around 90 days, and we are expected to have temps in the high 70s or higher until early September, do you think these guys will be able to have well ripened fruit before it gets too cool and damp for the plants to survive in late September?
Last year I planted out early maturing squash about a month earlier, and they were mature well before the end of August. So I am hoping these guys will make it.
Thanks for the advice!