Top Questions About Spaghetti Squash Plants

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Questions About Spaghetti Squash Plants

Asked by
bigted on
September 15, 2011

Q. Spaghetti Squash

When is spaghetti squash ripe and ready to pick, and how should it be stored?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 16, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This article will help with when to harvest (go to the bottom half of the article): https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/when-to-harvest-squash-best-time-to-pick-winter-or-summer-squash.htm

The squash can be stored in at room temperature in a somewhat cool and dark location, like in a basement or pantry, for about a month. Keep it dry.

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Asked by
ALynch on
July 17, 2012

Q. How to support squash

How do you support butternut and spaghetti squash so it’s not all laying on the ground?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 18, 2012
Certified Expert
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Most varieties of winter squash are suitable to growing along a trellis or similar support system. If you provide a trellis, it will grow up the trellis. They will happily grow upwards. You just need to support the fruit. Tying the fruit to the trellis with panty hose works well. Also, when they set fruit, just tie the fruit in a cloth hammock (I like to use panty hose) to the trellis to provide extra support.

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Asked by
lisaguido on
June 10, 2014

Q. Spaghetti Squash dying at a small size on the vine

I am growing Spaghetti squash and the vines are thriving. I have many blooms and many small squash about 2-3″. They seem to be shriveling and dying at this size. What can I do?

Answered by
Heather on
June 13, 2014
Certified Expert
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This indicates a pollination problem. You should try hand pollinating. This article will help you with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/pollinate-squash-by-hand.htm

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Asked by
thechinn on
July 29, 2014

Q. spaghetti squash leaves suddenly wilted

Yesterday vines were fine but this afternoon leaves are starting to wilt and lay over – main flowers are starting to droop over. In other plants I would suspect a water issue but other vegetables are doing fine and we haven’t been particularly dry.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
July 29, 2014
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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 14, 2014

Q. seedling plants

We keep a compost heap that I put all veggie scraps in. Right now there is squash sprouting up. If I transplant it in my greenhouse, will it grow through the fall and winter here in east TX and maybe produce some? I will try anything once. I think it is either spaghetti of butternut squash. Thanks.

Answered by
Nikki on
October 14, 2014
Certified Expert
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If you have it protected in a greenhouse, there is no reason it should not survive through the winter. It just needs to stay warm and well watered and it will grow just fine. I would recommend putting it in a larger tub. Once they get beyond the seedling stage, they do not like to have their roots disturbed, so you want to make sure it is in a big enough container that it won't outgrow it.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 27, 2014

Q. spaghetti squash

What can you do with squash that are still green on the vine? The season has turned cold and a lot of squash haven’t turned yellow.

Answered by
Nikki on
October 28, 2014
Certified Expert
Asked by
marie.twinpalms on
May 2, 2015
Sacramento area-zone 9

Q. spaghetti squash spreading

My spaghetti squash is spreading like crazy. Can I cut back some of the new growth to contain it a bit? Also, some fruit are not thriving but think this is pollination problem.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 3, 2015
Certified Expert
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You can cut back vines if you feel it necessary.
Leave at leave 3 fruit growing on a vine.
You can move vines around if the are in the way, gently lift them and move.

You will reduce your harvest by trimming back your vines.
Here are a few links.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/growing-spaghetti-squash.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/should-you-remove-squash-leaves.htm

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