Plant squashindoors 2-3 weeks before your last frost date or direct seed outdoors once the soil has warmed to 21 degrees Celsius. Sow seeds 2.5 cm deep. Sow 2-3 seeds 30 cm apart and thin to the strongestseedling. Space rows 2-3 m.apartProvide plants with lots of compost for strong healthy growth. If cucumber beetles are a problem, cover the young plants with floating row cover until they start to flower then remove cloth so pollination and fruiting can occur.