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Post  makitmama on 3/25/2013, 8:09 am

I started seeds indoors 2 weeks ago. My squash are about 8" high! They are leggy, with 4 leaves. Should I pinch them back to the first pair? I don't know why they are leggy- the grow light is positioned correctly. thanks....from a newbie.
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Post  walshevak on 3/25/2013, 7:19 pm

Just a thought and don't know if it has any bearing, but squash is a vine and what you see as leggy may be the just the natural vining nature of the beast. Somebody help me out here, but I don't think the main stem of squash should be pinched.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 3/25/2013, 8:09 pm

I've never pinched back squash, but once it starts producing, I do prune pretty heavily.

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Post  littlejo on 3/25/2013, 8:45 pm

I agree with Kay, squash grows so fast that it normally is 4 or 5 in. between sets of leaves. I started some in the house this yr. to get ahead of the bugs. I just lean them on each other to support the plant.
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Post  HillbillyBob on 3/26/2013, 1:55 pm

@makitmama wrote:I started seeds indoors 2 weeks ago. My squash are about 8" high! They are leggy, with 4 leaves. Should I pinch them back to the first pair? I don't know why they are leggy- the grow light is positioned correctly. thanks....from a newbie.
mine did the same thing, I've learned you must move squash from your heat pads as soon as it starts to show signs of coming up, then place the seed tray right tight to your grow lights, also cover your seed tray with a damp sheet of news paper, just one sheet to help keep it from drying out most squash, cucumbers, pumpkins & melons will reach for the light before coming up if not covered and removed from the heat Rolling Eyes I'm no expert but it worked for me, I would not pinch them back as it will kill most of them to remove the growth point before you have a few sets of true leaves tongue happy hi
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