butternut squash

klovescats79May 14, 2014

Hi everybody. I have been patio gardening for a year. So far I have done well. This summer I decided to do something different and planted butternut squash seeds I a pot. They actually grew naturally, well the plant did and its well nourished with coffee grounds tea leaves and whey from homemade cheese. Now the question is since I planted so many seeds in onr pot three grew close together. Im afaid to move it. Should I venture separating them ir should I just let nature take its course. Im guessing tne worst that usually happens is one plant takes over and the rest others wont survive, but am I correct? Should I just let nature take its course?

This post was edited by klovescats79 on Wed, May 14, 14 at 15:06

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Pinch them off at the ground, leaving just one.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 7:41PM
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Agreed. If you try to separate them you'll damage them, and if you let nature take its course you'll stress all the plants. The only way is to pinch off all but one and give that one the best chance of giving you fruit. One plant can produce several squash.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 10:08PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

If you only want one pinch them off. But if you want more I have to disagree about separating them. In my climate all cucurbits are routinely sown inside and transplanted. They may well be slightly stressed but it does not hurt them in the long run. Today I will be planting out my Zucchini from cells.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 4:32AM
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If I understand the OP, she isn't planning to transplant these squash but leave them in the pot, which can surely only support one vine.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 8:18AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Right - I missed that bit. Yes way too many for one pot.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 9:23AM
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