Planting Winter Squash?

Asked July 14, 2017, 2:17 PM EDT

Hello, I'm a little late planting this year but am interested in planting pumpkins and winter squash. When is the latest you can plant these plants in Grand Ronde, Oregon? Thank you, KD

Polk County Oregon

1 Response

Thanks for your question about planting winter squash. You are late, as indicated in this graph (with a lot of plants and information for the entire state.) However, if you can find a transplant for the 'late' plants, and if you can extend the season (so the plants don't freeze and continue to get daytime light & heat) by adding protection, as explained in this short article. Other similar alternatives are explained in this article/video.

Hope these are helpful. Good luck!