Growing Baby Pam
I had a huge squash beatle problem last year, I'm trying again this year.
I have Acorn - semi bush, sugar baby water melon, straight eight cukes, and some bottle gourds. I've planted radishes and oregano as companion plants and check daily for eggs on the under side of leaves, none yet.
I want to plant baby pam for Thanksgiving pumkin pies. I figure they need to be in the ground by Aug 1, my last frost is Nov 14 and I understand they can go through a few light frosts so I might even leave them on the vine till turkey day. Would there be any advantage to that?
My main query is transplanting. I know that many squash don't like to have their roots disturbed. I have seen cukes and squash, even honey bear acorn, for sale at the nursery though.
I pulled up one acorn squash that I thought was too close and moved it a bit. It went into major wilt and limp mode for over 2 weeks. It showed progress the whole time and now looks as healthy as the rest, just 2 weeks behind in growth and much smaller.
My baby pam needs to go in the same place that the cukes or water melon are now. They are in a 10ftx2ft bed against a fence and will be trellised if they ever get that much growth. I want to trellis the baby pam also and will remove some of the cuke or wm vines to allow space for them to grow.
Has any one had any luck w/ transplanting pumpkins or baby pam, or any experience w/ BP? I only found 2 old threads w/ BP.