Winter Squash Plants

Cutting Winter Squash Vines

Anonymous added on July 3, 2012 | Answered

Should you, or is it all right, to cut back the vines of winter squash? And if so, at what point does it affect the remaining squash from getting nutrients or protection by the leaves?

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Answered on July 4, 2012

While it's okay to prune some, you should only try to remove the growing tips so as not to leave large wounds that may draw squash pests and diseases.

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