Growing Spaghetti Squash?

June 28, 2022

Planting spaghetti squash too close - what will happen? Hubby planted seeds 2 inches apart. Should they be thinned and by how much



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You will probably lose most of these, as squash plants need 2-3 feet of space between each plant and each row.
You do not say how much space you have for your squash plants but you may not need very many plants as they are usually heavy producers when tended properly.

Just thin out the smallest/weak plants and start thinking about how/where the vines will grow. Did you plan to use a trellis?
There are lots of good sites online about how to grow healthy squash and it's not too late to make changes if necessary.

Listed below are some comments from online garden sites:
"Most varieties of spaghetti squash produce vines that grow to a length of 8 feet or more. Space seed-planting holes 3 to 4 feet apart in the ground and sow 2 seeds per hole. Once the seeds sprout, cut off the weakest seedling at its base to thin the plants down to one strong seedling per hole.


Spaghetti squash is a variety of winter squash that can be grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 2 through 11.
Despite the name winter squash, spaghetti squash is typically harvested in mid-to-late summer, though in some areas it may be harvested in early winter.
Like other types of winter squash, this variety should be grown in mounds in full sun and given plenty of space. Two seeds are typically put in a given hill and should be planted one inch deep.
The final spacing should account for the unruly vines. In general, there should be at least 18 inches between plants to allow for proper airflow and provide room to spread."

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July 13, 2014

I live on the mid north coast of NSW and someone gave me spaghetti squash seeds. When do I plant them please? I only have large pots, will this be OK?

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These plants are normally best started in spring right after the last frost. It should be fine to plant them in pots as long as they are large enough to support the plant and all the food it produces.

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