WINTER SQUASH (which is grown in the summer) grows on a vine and has hard skin/rind. They're called "winter" squash because the harvested squash lasts longer and stores well throughout winter. Winter squash can send vines out that are 8 m (25 ft) long or longer! Give them lots of space to roam around and you will find these plants are not very difficult to grow. If you don't have much space, consider planting a Summer Squash as they grow in a more compact bush instead of on a vine.