Each year we grow various squash, favourites at the moment for flavour are uchi kuri and hunter, a butternut squash.
They do take rather a lot of land and the fruits need to be clear of the soil to try and prevent slug damage. They also get shaded from the sun , which prevents ripening, unless the leaves are moved.
On a holiday in Norfolk we visited an open garden and saw a wonderful method of growing squash which looks attractive, keeps the fruits off the soil and enables the sun to reach the fruit and ripen them.
We had several ideas to try and achieve the same effect in our garden and eventually came up with this using old fruit cage poles and water pipe cut offs for the corners.
Seeds are ready and will be planted soon, the plants will go out in the garden after last frost in May and fingers crossed we will get a good crop.