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YouTube: Growing Squash and Melons – Mounds or Moats?

Our latest YouTube video explores common techniques for growing squash and melons. Ubiquitous instructions say to plant in hills, but is that right for everyone? Why are we supposed to do that anyway?

Christy walks you through the reasons why planting in mounds are good, and when it’s a terrible idea. She also shares what to do instead if your climate and soil call for it. Watch for more details:

Growing Squash and Melons – Mounds or Moats?

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