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Q.Acorn squash vines taking over

Zone Rhinebeck ny 12572 | Landy371 added on August 12, 2016 | Answered

Can acorn squash vines be cut/pruned? Over growing small garden area. If so, how to prune?

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Answered on August 12, 2016

Yes, you can cut back the vines as needed with sharp, sanitized pruning shears. Be aware that this will reduce the size or number of squash produced because there will be fewer leaves for photosynthesis.

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