Do cucurbits grow 'toward' things
Over the last 4 years at the community garden, my friends and I have been growing melons and pumpkins in large hills inside a big open area. We've wondered about why the vines grow longer on certain sides. They seem to grow toward water sources like creeks or sprinklers that run a few times a day.
This year we planted winter squash. They don't seem to exhibit the same trait though. The cucumbers don't either.
Anyone have any comments on this observation?
Could it be they are growing away from something? Do the vines track the roots?
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