The butternut squash seed that we planted last week is germinating well. We sow the seed in the field then lay drip lines over the rows. This allows us to make sure the seed gets just the right amount of water. Too much and the seed can rot. The seeds we use do not have a coating of fungicide so they can easily rot.
Next week we will roll up the drip lines cultivate the beds then lay the drip lines back in place. The squash grows so fast that this will probably be the only time we have to hoe the crop. We should begin to harvest in early October. The butternut will go into a storage container to be used for our Eatwell Boxes after Festivus.