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Q.Should I cut off some of the runners on my hubbard squash

Zone northern ME | shoe queen added on August 2, 2012 | Answered

Some fruit has already set, but the runners keep sending out more length and forming more flowers. Will this send nutrients away from the developing squash? I have a rather short growing season here (northern Maine), so I need the squash that has already developed to ripen.

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Answered on August 3, 2012

It is true that pinching off the tips of squash runners (after fruits have started to form) will allow the plants to spend more energy producing squash.

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