Acorn squash - some bush, some vines
This yearI decided to venture into trying to grow acorn squash for the first time. So far they're doing quite well growing in 2 big tubs with trellises to train them up. The seeds are from a squash we bought last year, dried and planted indoors a while back. Germination was almost 100%, BTW.
What I find odd is that of the final 6 plants I kept, only 2, one per container, are showing any signs of vining. One is about 4-5 feet tall and the other is a prodigious 6-8 feet tall. The other 4 plants are bushing, quite vigorously, I might add. The leaves are HUGE and all 6 plants are blooming. Male flowers only, so far, but I'm trying to be patient.
Is the variation in growing styles normal or is it more likely because of cross-pollination of the original parent plant? Any guesses? In case it matters, the plants might be crowded a little bit, but all seem to be doing well and I'm fertilizing regularly.