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    Default How to predict squash/pumpkin growth direction

    I expect most people on here know this already, but I thought this was useful because I'm hoping to train a squash up a trellis.

    If you want to know which direction vining squash and pumpkins will grow ... pay attention to that FIRST TRUE LEAF. The plant will GROW IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION FROM THE FIRST TRUE LEAF.

    It's on Giant Veggie Gardener's blog There's a handy picture too.
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    Oh, how interesting, I didn't know that - thank you
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    Nor me.. Thanks - I just look which way lt leans

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarks View Post
    Nor me.. Thanks - I just look which way lt leans
    I tend to lean towards the bar these day's . My squash on the other hand are better behaved...they grow where I put them.

    Very interesting point though endymion.
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    My squash will go where they're bladdy well told! The lottie is the only place where I get to totally say what goes, so I make the most of it. Oh the POWER!!! Mmmwwaa-ha-ha-ha!!!!
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    That is handy to know, thank you!
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    My 'everything' goes anywhere. Lately they were attacking my strawberries in their raised bed, now the melons are climbing up the pea climber-upper-thingie!

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    That's very clever. *runs out to garden to check leaf direction on mini pumpkins*
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