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    its a 2.5" pot. I did think it was a bit early, but thought id go ahead with it as our weather is so unpredictable. We have snow forecasted for next 2 days! god only help us!!

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    at what stage of the growth should i be looking at moving to bigger pots? Ive just moved the one pictured in my picture to the conservatory for cooler temperature as advised in the magazine/ packet.

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    You pot them on when the pot they are in is filled with roots. Good idea to move to the conservatory as they should get more light there, but make sure it's not too cold.

    If you sow any more squash start them in slightly bigger pots (e.g. 3 and a half inch), then you won't have to worry about re-potting them so soon.

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    Has anyone got a photo of a fruiting squash to show the op?....

    Sow in may June?

    Loving my allotment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan-the-mon View Post
    at what stage of the growth should i be looking at moving to bigger pots? Ive just moved the one pictured in my picture to the conservatory for cooler temperature as advised in the magazine/ packet.
    I think you will have to abandon that one before long but don't get disheartened.......and hope for a long hot summer and give them plenty of rich ground......

    Loving my allotment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan-the-mon View Post
    I did think it was a bit early, but thought id go ahead with it as our weather is so unpredictable. We have snow forecasted
    Yes, and it's the very unpredicatability of our weather that means we can't sow tender crops until our frosts are finished.
    Have you checked yours ?

    Squash grow really big, really fast. You're going to have to keep your baby monster warm for another 5 or 6 weeks, potting it on (into a bigger pot) when the roots are showing out the bottom, or when you can't keep up with its watering
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Triffids, I tell you. Triffids. I'm eyeballing the squash seeds, but won't sow til the end of April. Six weeks before they can be thrown outside.
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    I sowed some early last year and as people say here, it was a bit of a FAFF keeping them in large enough pots..I hadn't finished my first greenhouse at that stage, and so ended up with them staked in flower buckets in the house in early May!

    I did get some early cucs and courgette tho ( can't remember date) as someone queried it when I posted on the " What I harvested today" thread
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