Author Topic: Yellow summer squash  (Read 1070 times)

Gnomedog

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Yellow summer squash
« on: March 22, 2019, 12:58:08 am »
I have searched the forum every way I can think of, but can't find much about yellow squash in the EBs. I have tried it several times. The plant gets big and starts growing over the side of the box, lots of young squash on it, then wind will come along and twist it around and break it off. Or, it will reach the slab and get in the way. Also, the squash borers get into it very early, and powderymildew is a problem. I've tried Seven on the crowns and other remedies, but here on the Georgia coast, it gets very hot and humid, which is an issue. I used to have a huge in ground garden, and always had plenty or squash, and I miss that. I do very well with tomatoes in the boxes, but I want my squash! Perhaps I need a special variety? Any advice would be great!

linear249

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Re: Yellow summer squash
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 11:51:17 pm »
I grew sunstripe and butterstick squash last year.  They had more of an upright growth rather than spreading.  You might try to trellis the plants. 

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Texas.Micky

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Re: Yellow summer squash
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2020, 01:15:43 pm »
Hello Linear249,

On the old forum, someone posted some beautiful Rampicante Zucchini they'd grown in their Earthbox using the staking system and perhaps a trellis added.

Using your favorite search engine, you can find seeds. I saw some available on rareseeds, but haven't yet gotten my hands on them yet.

Texas.Micky
Houston TX, Hardiness Zone 8b-9a
Earthboxes with AWS, what's better?