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03/09/2012 at 13:58

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 I started growing Squash for the first time this year, and this is the sole harvest from 4 plants. Two went by the wayside early on,because I was unaware they had to be pollinated. Despite efforts to do this with my other two, this is the only one that pollinated properly. I will not bother next year because they are too fiddely, and take up far too much room. What I need to know is,  is this one is ready to be removed, and allowed to harden a little. I hope the pics are clear enough.  Many thanks.

03/09/2012 at 16:05

I'd say leave it to grow on but it'll need plenty of watering and maybe a bit of feeding too.

Generally speaking, squash require a gerat deal of space and light and plenty of moisture and food to grow well so are better off grown outside in the ground or on a compost heap where they'll get pollinated by passing insects.

03/09/2012 at 16:13
obelixx wrote (see)

I'd say leave it to grow on but it'll need plenty of watering and maybe a bit of feeding too.

Generally speaking, squash require a gerat deal of space and light and plenty of moisture and food to grow well so are better off grown outside in the ground or on a compost heap where they'll get pollinated by passing insects.

I give it a watering every other day, with a tomato feed about once a week. I had to move them inside my shed a few weeks ago, because they were dominating the greenhouse floor, & obstructing my path to the tomatoes. Interesting observation on growing on a compost heap though.

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