It took about 2 and a half weeks for our seedling to grow big enough to be transplanted into the garden beds. The garden beds have been built and filled. The bottom 2 inches was filled with top soil, and the rest was filled with our own compost made from yard and garden waste. We usally try to follow the plant spacing recommended on the seed packet, but this time we don't have the space. As you can see in the pciture above, these squash are only about 2 feet apart. I'l let you know if we have any problems with crowding.