The Citizen (Gauteng) - - CITY -

Ac­cord­ing to Straathof, baby mar­rows and patty pans are ready for pick­ing 50 to 70 days af­ter plant­ing.

The more you pick the more they pro­duce and at peak har­vest time plants should be checked daily. If mar­rows are left to grow too big the plant loses its vigour.

Hard-skinned squash needs 100 to 110 days to ma­ture, and un­like the baby mar­rows, these should be al­lowed to ripen fully for the best flavour.

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