Summer Squash Plants


Anonymous added on July 31, 2017 | Answered

My mother-in-law says you shouldn't plant various squashes close together because they will cross-breed. My neighbor has a huge garden and he plants all of his together. What is the real answer here? I am so confused! I don't really know what I am doing lol. But I like to grow zucchini, summer squash, butternut, pattypan, pumpkin, acorn, cucumber, various melons just to give you an idea. So can I mix them together or with I end up with an alien gourd of some sort? Thanks for your help!!

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Answered on August 1, 2017

Here is an article that explains how cross pollination works:

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