Squash Plants
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I just trimmed some vines off our huge banana squash plants – oops!

Zone 95923, 1650 foot elevation, California foothills along highway 50 toward Lake Tahoe | sherisunbonnet added on August 22, 2017 | Answered

After trimming the ends (about 2 feet each) of our huge banana squash plants, I read that I should not have done so because it could encourage a number of problems like disease. Now what do I do? Can I cover the cut areas? I trimmed the vines because they are taking over our garden space, even though they have a large area to spread out in. The leaves all wilt during the day, but pop back up at night. My husband, the avid farmer/gardener, said too much energy s going to the leaves, and that trimming the plants will allow more energy to go to the squash. True? I am a technosaur, so I don't know how to upload a picture. The cut vines are hollow... if that helps.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 25, 2017
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