Growing Marrow

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S S P P            

(Best months for growing Marrow in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 20°C and 35°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 90 - 120 cm apart
  • Harvest in 12-17 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Peas, Beans, Onions, Sweetcorn
  • Avoid growing close to: Potatoes

Your comments and tips

06 Jun 18, Michelle (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Something is eating my marrow plant, can I lift it off the ground and tie it to a wire mesh fence? Thank you
02 Sep 18, Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Michelle, this may or may not be relevant. When I saw the word 'wire' in your post, I thought to mention a small marrow about the size of a tennis ball that is growing on my vine. It began climbing up a temporary wire fence and I let it go as I didn't want to disturb it. Yesterday, I noticed that the said marrow and the top horizontal wire of the fence were firmly pressed up against one another. The little marrow seemed almost grafted on. I gently eased the marrow away from the fence but it kept gravitating back to the fence following the direction of the extended vine. I carefully inserted a piece of unused (synthetic type) flyscreen between the fence top and the marrow and then loosely draped the flyscreen along the top of the wire fence in hope that I can find a more permanent solution. Failing which - ? C'est la vie. I have seen images of wire trellis structures bent into arches etc and thought wire was a good idea. However, I am now thinking I could be wrong and that wire might work to do anything but ruin the fruit? Do you find wire works without an adverse effect? Enjoy yr marrow! J.
08 Jun 18, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Yes be careful.
25 Nov 17, Anna (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Sadly, I didn't get any answers or help, however, I located old marrow seed and they are germinating. Pumpkins are mostly ready and big old squash are now half grown. Subtropical weather is not very kind to many fruits and vegies at this time of the year so I am finding but I am also discovering what does really well!
02 Jul 18, Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
HI ann, Glad you found some marrow. I searched for years and finally, bi go! I planted some marrow seeds a couple if weeks and 3 have germinated.Exciting. Can't wait to plant them out and hope I get to share and eat them not least save their seeds. Yr so right, subtropical weather is a challenge. Here's to many better and more prosperous times in tbe garden How have your marrrow fared??
27 Nov 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Anna - The posts just on this page go back to 31 Dec 2014 and no posting by you, asking questions. I take it you are asking about marrow, squash and pumpkins. For these you need to know if you have frosts or not. For pumpkin I would grow into the winter (they mature slower and keep longer after picking). Probably all of these you could grow (plant seeds say March/April) into the winter or plant seeds August or when you feel frosts have finished and grow in spring. Yes the weather conditions you experience have a big impact on what you can plant. I live in Bundy and you maybe Sydney. You may have lots of frosts or none at all. Very high temps or lower than normal. Big down pours of rain or none at all. In Oct we had double the record - 245 mm (since 1946) of rainfall - 550 mms this year. Although I have a near full garden at the moment - I usually would have all my plants harvested by now - far too hot usually in summer - plants suffer so much in the middle of the day. I usually grow veggies from March to Oct - then rest the ground and add mulch etc during the summer. The ground needs a rest and so do I.
01 Nov 17, Elizabeth Fekete (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy white marrow seed please
03 Nov 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Google seed selling companies.
04 Oct 17, Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hello. I am looking for the type of marrow that was grown in Victoria in the 1950's and 1960's. Is this the Melbourne marrow? Thankyou.
16 Sep 16, Praveen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I am looking for field marrow seeds
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