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Post  1orangething on 5/15/2011, 6:58 am

I made a 4x4 box. On the north side where trellis is, I planted
heirloom, 2 sqs for squash and cuke. Everything is getting so big. Do I trim so plants don't infringe into other squares? This is my first SGF, ALSO do I stake my green peppers? Thanks for all the help.


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Post  elliephant on 5/15/2011, 9:02 am

By "heirloom" I'm guessing you meant to type heirloom tomato. If it's indeterminate (most likely, with an heirloom) you definitely need to prune it. A forum search on pruning tomatoes or "suckers" will give you tons of good info.

What kind of squash are you growing? Did you give it an edge, or is it in the middle between the tomato and the cukes? You can definitely prune off a lot of squash leaves and not hurt the plant. There's a YouTube video referenced on the forum where someone staked a bush squash and removed all the leaves below the fruit.

Peppers can be caged or staked, or left alone. Some reasons for caging or staking include worry about the weight of the fruit and concern over high winds. Pepper plants are quite brittle.


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Post  1orangething on 5/15/2011, 8:28 pm

Yes my yellow squash is nestled between the heirloom tomato & cuke plant.
Heirlooms are already 2 1/2 feet tall, is that too late to cut back?
Cuke plant is growing amok - can it be cut back ?


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