Squash Plants

Prune Squash Vines

dbishop added on July 19, 2012 | Answered

Should I prune my squash vines? Will it increase production?

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Answered on July 20, 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. 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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