Question about 'hills' and spacing
OK, so whenever I read instructions about planting squash in hills, it generally tells you to plant 4-6 seeds in one "hill", and thin to maybe 2 or 3 plants per "hill".
What I am wondering is, how do you space squash within in individual hill? Assuming your hill is, say, 2 ft in diameter, how many squash would you put in there, and how far apart would the sewings/transplants need to be?
I always felt that the directions seemed a little suspect- after all, you wouldn't plant two or three tomatoes just 6-8 inches away from each other, would you? Do squash not mind being squeezed together like this?
Also, I plant this stuff in a small urban garden with tight space; so if make a 2ft diameter mound for my squash, how far away should other crops be from the clump of squash plants?