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Post  countrynaturals on 7/24/2016, 1:07 pm

I started bush delicata squash from seed. It's now ready for transplant. I want it in the garden until November 1 (ish) then into the butterfly/greenhouse to finish out the season. Putting it into a medium sized container now is no problem, but will I be able to transplant it into a larger pot for the greenhouse later on? I have a big pot I could put it in right now, but it would be too big for me to move when the time comes to put it inside. Could I leave it in a smaller pot forever? (I just watched a video that said 18" pot would work but that's too big for me.) Suggestions? study
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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/24/2016, 2:31 pm

I'm unable to transplant squash and cukes and such beyond the first true leaves. They die. But others can do it so you probably can too. Is there any other way you can do something different to it just to be safe?  Like put the larger pot on wheels ? Do you have a skateboard laying around? Or maybe in a wheelbarrow ?  Or a dolly? I hate to see you lose them.

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/24/2016, 2:34 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:I'm unable to transplant squash and cukes and such beyond the first true leaves. That guy. But others can do it so you probably can too. Is there any other way you can do something different to it just to be safe? I hate to see you lose them.

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I found a couple of 6" peat pots temporarily. By the time they outgrow those maybe I'll find a permanent solution. Cool
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Post  walshevak on 7/24/2016, 5:32 pm

I can easily move a 5 gal bucket and I've grown squash in 5 gal buckets successfully, but have never tried to move them into a greenhouse .  The problem I see is not the size pot they are in but the amount of vining they do  Trying to corral the vines to move into a green house would be very challenging.  Does the Delicata vine very much.  Can this greenhouse you have be set up in the fall over the space where the pots of squash are located during the summer so you can plant into your 18" pot from the get go?

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/24/2016, 11:04 pm

@walshevak wrote:I can easily move a 5 gal bucket and I've grown squash in 5 gal buckets successfully, but have never tried to move them into a greenhouse .  The problem I see is not the size pot they are in but the amount of vining they do  Trying to corral the vines to move into a green house would be very challenging.  Does the Delicata vine very much.  Can this greenhouse you have be set up in the fall over the space where the pots of squash are located during the summer so you can plant into your 18" pot from the get go?

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This is a bush variety that's only supposed to get 8' vines, so I think 2 of us could move a 5 gallon bucket -- one person to move the vines and the other to move the pot. I thought it would need something bigger than 5 gallons, so I'm glad to know that will be big enough. Thanks. 

The greenhouse is in a permanent location. It's actually my butterfly house, but they're all gone by November 1 so then the plants get it for the winter.  Cool (It's only 6'x6', but it has heat and lights so I'm a happy camper.) I also have a south facing large sunroom, so I do pretty well in the winter. Cool

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