Butternut Squash

Butternut squash have a good market. They are also very good for you and your family to eat as they contain a lot of vitamins.

The grow well in areas with altitudes of 1700m above sea level and temperatures of 23- 29°C. They do not do well in cold areas.

If you would like to grow butternuts, ensure that your soil is well drained, such as sandy loams, and have a pH value of 6.0-6.5.

To find out the pH level of your soil or how acidic it is, you will need to do a soil test.

A soil test is important because it will tell you:

  • How healthy your soil is

  • Which fertilisers to add to make your soil better

  • Which crops will grow well in your soil.

Get your soil tested by Daktari Wa Udongo from CropNuts. Call them on +254 790 499190 or send an email to support@cropnuts.com.  They will take samples of your soil from your farm to test and send you a report. A soil test will save you money and it will give you a bigger and better crop.