Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 2:00 am

» Oh Baby it's getting HOT Outside
by sanderson Today at 12:58 am

» Hello from DFW
by sanderson Today at 12:56 am

» Lower South Feb 2017
by ralitaco Today at 12:27 am

» My Solar Dehydrator at Work
by ralitaco Today at 12:24 am

» Mel's mix compacted help
by ralitaco Today at 12:23 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:31 pm

» Cauliflower
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:15 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:44 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» Hello from Pottstown, PA
by zackshea Yesterday at 9:02 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 8:32 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:41 pm

» One Very Happy Earthworm!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:14 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:32 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:29 am

» Calling all chicken owners
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:26 am

» New SFG not sure where to go this year
by herblover Yesterday at 10:52 am

» Mid-Atl - Mar 2017 - I'm a seed-a-holic
by Mellen Yesterday at 9:43 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:05 am

» Hello from (near) our nation's capital!
by sfg4uKim 2/26/2017, 7:31 pm

» Indoor Seed Starting Info?
by sfg4uKim 2/26/2017, 6:21 pm

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by trolleydriver 2/26/2017, 4:45 pm

» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by countrynaturals 2/26/2017, 11:32 am

» How to save ground cherry harvest???
by countrynaturals 2/26/2017, 11:13 am

» Advice and Preparations for Sweet Potatoes in Wisconsin
by sanderson 2/26/2017, 1:25 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by countrynaturals 2/26/2017, 12:17 am

» Bare Root Fruit Trees
by countrynaturals 2/25/2017, 7:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/25/2017, 6:12 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/25/2017, 4:25 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Do you prune your squash leaves?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Do you prune your squash leaves?

Post  wbayer on 7/28/2011, 4:33 pm

I have two squash plants that are growing huge in my square foot garden. I read more on squash plants and some people recommend pruning the leaves. I was wondering if people are doing this, how, and when you should prune?



Thank you!

wbayer

Posts : 4
Join date : 2011-04-29
Location : Fargo, ND: Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Do you prune your squash leaves?

Post  outsideasy on 7/28/2011, 5:15 pm

I take off any yellow or sick looking leaves as far down to the ground as I can reach to keep my zuk crookneck and patti pan looking good and healthy. I don't know if this is pruning but it is what I do.

outsideasy

Male Posts : 103
Join date : 2010-07-19
Age : 68
Location : Modesto, CA Zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Do you prune your squash leaves?

Post  NHGardener on 7/28/2011, 10:02 pm

I've thought about pruning my zucchini trees (that's what they seem like) too.

Next year, they're out of the boxes. They take over. And they seem pretty hardy.

NHGardener

Female Posts : 2298
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 56
Location : Southern New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Do you prune your squash leaves?

Post  HouseofWool on 7/28/2011, 11:55 pm

I haven't prune my zuch yet (except for any yellowed leaves), but I have been pruning back my butternut because it is taking over everything.

HouseofWool

Posts : 107
Join date : 2010-06-09
Location : SE Wisconsin

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Do you prune your squash leaves?

Post  happycamper on 7/29/2011, 1:39 am

@wbayer wrote:I was wondering if people are doing this, how, and when you should prune?
Thank you!

I do prune squash leaves. I use scissors and cut the leaf stem approx. 4 inches from the main stem of the plant. I have seen videos on youtube where people trim them closer to the stalk, you may want to do a search if you are interested.

I trim them when they are shading out the plant in the neighboring square. In addition, the leaves I trim are technically beneath the current fruit that are growing so the plant can provide its own shade to the fruit. (I do not trim the upper leaves).

happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Do you prune your squash leaves?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum