Through trial and error, I have discovered that butternut squash works best if you start them from seedlings since they have a longish growing season. The rest of the squashes all manage to do well by sowing seeds directly in the ground. It was cold last night so I might just wait till next weekend for tomatoes and squash plants.
I love the stripes and designs on various squash varieties. I drew a whole series of them with colour pencils, most of them on coloured paper, which was really a fun experiment.