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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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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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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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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 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@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.
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