one thing to remember about growing squash or pumpkin, it takes a lot of food and water to feed those long vines and large vegs, I always put a large fork full of good compost or rabbit manure just under the seeds plus side dress them a little through the season. I spray the vines with a little water every couple days just before dark also just to give them a little moisture.I love winter squash and make sure I always plant waltham butternut and a few other non hybrids, but this year I'm trying Hubbard Squash. Has anyone grown this? How does it taste ? How much room does it really need?