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leggy spaghetti squash seedlings

Posted by leava z7OK (My Page) on
Wed, May 25, 11 at 11:11

planted a few spaghetti squash seeds along with other squash.the spagh ones shot up like lightning like little periscopes with the first leaves on top and are very leggy, i did not get them under light fast enough,like they did this almost overnite.......so when i plant them do i get the extra stem underground like when you trench leggy tomatoes? they are so cute,jeff thinks i am nuts but each little plant is like a pet to me and i like to watch what they do.......i asked him if he thought they were cute, he said no, they just look like plants to me.......
lol......leava


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RE: leggy spaghetti squash seedlings

Leava,

Yes, you can plant the stems deep although I never put leggy squash too terribly deep in clay soil if it is very wet for fear the stems might rot.

I'd transplant the leggy ones into the ground as soon as they're hardened off and I could do so, because squash is not overly fond of being transplanted. The older the seedlings when transplanted, the more likely they are to sulk and have a growth stall after they're transplanted.

Dawn


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