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I am no newby to trellising in sfg as I have over 15 cattle panel trellis but I have had horrible results with winter squash. I need some ideas. I am wondering if it is the depth of my boxes, the Mel's mix, trellis height... I am planting butterCUP squash and pie pumpkin this year. What depth of box have you found successful? Spacing? Height of trellis? I can run the trellis in a 15 arch or flip sideways for a 6 foot tall and drape down the other side (my preference). I am building new 16 foot long squash beds.
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Hi Milaney, I just checked the Search box for trellis squash and found 317 threads. This one has my favorite photo in it. http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t19690-squash-arch?highlight=trellis+squash
Can you provide photos of the squash from prior years? That might help folks see if there are any things that could be changed. I'm in California and the summers are killers. The winter squash plants get powdery mildew (milk) and red spider mites (Dr. Bronner's peppermint liquid soap) but they still trellis well and produce winter squash for, well, winter. Are you securing the vines as they taller? Again, photos of past crops will be helpful. 6" of Mel's Mix with quality compost is all that is needed. Trellis direction is up to you.
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