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Squash Seeds

With so many different varieties out there, squash seeds deserve a large space in your home garden! Squash plants are prolific and produce a bountiful and useful harvest of healthy vegetables for your family. They range from summer squash varieties like zucchini and yellow crookneck to winter squash like spaghetti squash, butternut squash, and acorn squash. These summer plants prefer warm weather with direct sun. Help them grow to their full potential by planting in rich and well-drained soil. Squash plants are grown as annuals in most areas. They produce sprawling vines and large, broad leaves.

Survival Garden Seeds offers a diverse selection of squash seeds. Choose from favorites like long-lasting Butternut squash seeds and other sweet varieties of Winter squash seeds as well as a huge variety of summer squash seeds. Our heirloom, non-GMO seeds can be saved for upcoming seasons, and are selected for producing robust, flavorful fruits.

Growing Squash Seeds in Your Garden

  • Easy to grow, prolific vining plants
  • Thrive in warm, sunny spots
  • Non-GMO, heirloom seeds
  • Summer and winter squash varieties


Squash is one of the oldest cultivated crops. Its origins are in the Americas. This vegetable has been a staple in different diets for years, for its nutritious and versatile nature. Squash plants are divided into summer and winter varieties—each with unique growth habits and culinary uses. They grow well in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 13, requiring a warm growing season for fruit development.


Plant squash seeds directly in the garden when the soil has warmed. Since there is such a wide variety of squash plants, it’s best to consult your package for spacing information and the particular needs of your given variety, which may include support for vining plants. For a continuous harvest, you can stagger plantings throughout the early growing season.


Squash plants need regular and significant watering, especially during fruit development. This will ensure juicy, well-formed fruits. Mulching is suggested for controlling weeds and preventing water evaporation. Provide plants with a trellis for vining varieties. It saves space and reduces fruit rot. Squash plants are susceptible to pests like squash bugs. Diseases like powdery mildew are common as well, so regular monitoring and management are important to maintain a healthy plant.

Try something new from our wide variety of summer and winter squash seeds. Get some spaghetti squash seeds or something else you’ve never tried before. Don’t forget that squash blossoms, particularly the male flowers that won’t develop into a vegetable, can be fried for a tasty side dish!

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