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squash in containers

Posted by weirdflowers 5 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 6, 13 at 15:22

I've got a couple of zucchini started that I'm planning on putting in those giant buckets, 16-gallons or something like that. I would like to do an acorn squash as well. In the interest of saving some money and reserving my perlite for my more exotic and expensive plants, I'd like to know if I can get away with using just plain pine bark sifted to ~0.75 in, with some dolomite mixed in. Are squashes thirsty enough for this not to be a problem, or would I need to add a wick to each bucket?

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RE: squash in containers

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 6, 13 at 20:57

A soil of only bark in .75" is going to be very difficult to keep moist .............. too big.


RE: squash in containers

My mistake, I should have written 0.25".

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  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 7, 13 at 13:29

If everything is .25 or larger, you definitely won't need a wick. You can include particles down to .90 or so w/o having to worry (at all) about PW.


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