Squash Plants

Growing Squash

Anonymous added on May 2, 2014 | Answered

Not having much luck growing yellow squash. I have heard you should break off the first squash showing. True or false?

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Answered on May 2, 2014

You do not need to. This advice is given under the theory that delaying fruiting (by removing early fruit) will make the plant stronger. This is not really true with squash (though it does work for longer lived plants like fruit trees). If you are not getting much fruit, your soil may have too much nitrogen or too little phosphorous. Add bone meal to the soil to help balance the soil back out.

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