Custom Grown Squash and Melon Starts

We grow different kinds of squash and melons every year and want to share the fun!
You tell us what you want, we will grow it, and you can pick it up on Lopez Island in May.

Details...

- Our custom grown squash and melon starts sale is over for 2022, but please check back in spring 2023.  Good luck growing this summer!

- Squash and Melons are all grown from seed. We use OMRI listed organic potting soil. Your plants will be in gallon pots, healthy, hardened-off, and ready to be planted outside.

- We accept cash, credit, Paypal, or Venmo at pickup time. Taxes are included.

- Email us at squash@dingdongsgarden.com if you have any questions.

- Get your order in early, we have limited space!

How to order...

Step 1: Choosing from the menu below, make a list of what you want.

Step 2: Email squash@dingdongsgarden.com with your order and we will respond with a confirmation.

Step 3: Pick up your plant from us in Mid May (specific dates to follow) on Lopez Island, plant it, and watch it grow!

Winter Squash

Delicata

A winter squash that yields many yellow one pound fruits with green or orange stripes. Wonderful when sliced, seasoned, and baked. They last well into winter for us.
$ 6.00

Howden Pumpkin

Classic large Jack-o’- lantern carving pumpkin. Depending on location can yield 2-6 deep orange regular shaped 20-30 lb pumpkins per plant.
$ 6.00

Sweet Meat

A northwest favorite. Pale green outside, deep orange inside. Can get to be quite large. The flesh is so dense you almost need a saw!
$ 6.00

Burgess Buttercup

Not the prettiest squash with its thick neck and dark exterior, but the soup we make with the deep orange flesh is great!
$ 6.00

Atlantic Giant Pumpkin (New!)

Limited only by your ability to provide nutrients, water, and sunlight. Very likely to become too large to carry and possibly several hundred pounds!
$ 7.00

Waltham Butternut (New!)

$ 6.00

Spaghetti (New!)

$ 6.00

Red Kuri Kabocha (New!)

$ 6.00

Summer Squash

Italian Ribbed Zucchini

We grow this one every year. Zucchini bread, parmesan slices, stir fry. We can eat it almost as fast as it grows.
$ 6.00

FordHook Zucchini

Compared to the Italian Ribbed (shown underneath), the Fordhook is a more traditional large, green Zucchini.
$ 6.00

Crookneck Yellow (New!)

$ 6.00

Sunburst Patty Pan (New!)

$ 6.00

Melon

Arava

Given enough sun, these melons will ripen well on Lopez. Green, aromatic, and sweet. Easy to tell when their ripe because the exterior turns yellow. We dice it and freeze it and make melon smoothies in the winter.
$ 6.00