When I built the greenhouse I decided to put in cold frames down the long, southwest facing side of the greenhouse. When living in the UK I saw how useful these were, essentially you were able to keep things frost free during the Spring and in the Summer you can give plants more warmth and essentially extend the growing season.
In the past I have grown melons and this year I thought I would try something different. When I lived in the UK and had an allotment I had the space to grow winter squash like Butternut Squash and Acorn Squash. I loved being able to eat vegetables that I grew long into the winter months. As I don't have large beds here I miss things like winter squash, potatoes, onions and other things that just need lots of space to get a decent crop.
I plan to keep the cold frame shut until the plants flower. As a lot of squash have male and female flowers they require pollination for fruits to set so once I see flowers I will open the cold frames so the insects can do their jobs!
I decided to grow the following types of winter squash:
I used Smart Pots again as these are a great size and are easy to move around!