Crazy for Cucurbits: Growing Squashes, Cucumbers and Melons


26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
United States

  • Sqashes and cucumbers

You may not know the generic term for these crops ("cucurbits"), but you've no doubt enjoyed eating and maybe even growing them. In this presentation you will learn all about how to grow for the best possible success: "summer" squash/zucchini, "winter" squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, melons and as a bonus, gourds.

 We'll discuss types, growing needs, planting techniques, maintenance, harvesting, and managing pests and problems, all from a research-based and practical standpoint. Weather permitting, we'll take a short walk to the lovely Demonstration Gardens at NH Audubon's Massabesic Center, where we'll see some techniques in practice. Appropriate footwear is helpful. 

Presented by: Will Lowenthal, UNH Extension Master Gardener


$10 for NH Audubon members/Extension Master Gardeners

$15 for non-members

Register by June 10

Logistics (inside/outside, what to bring): A portion of this workshop will be outside. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle.

For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact Massabesic Center Director, Kimmie Whiteman, at

This program is brought to you through an on-going partnership between the University of New Hampshire Extension’s Master Gardener Program and New Hampshire Audubon. The Demonstration Gardens at NH Audubon’s Massabesic Center provide a place for sharing best practices in eco-friendly home and community gardening, which enhance human health and well-being and wildlife habitat.