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    i am very new to growing my own veg and i am confused what to do with this squash as it has raced ahead of the other ones and looks far to big for the pot??

    Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

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    Hi Dan, welcome to the Grapevine.

    What size pot is your squash in at the moment. I sow mine 1 seed to a 3 and a half inch pot. You are very early to be sowing squash, as they can't go outside till after the last frost.

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    This is the problem with sowing early, squashes grow very quickly and are difficult to manage inside for a long period and you'll need to keep it inside until well into May, and the way its going this year, I'm not sure we'll ever get frost free! If the roots are showing out the bottom of the pot then it'll need potting on but otherwise just try and give it as much light as you can and hope. Also sow some more in about a months time and you may have better luck with them

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    I always grow mine too early! I just can't wait any longer, I am going to try growing one in a large pot this year as I've ended up with too many varieties of courgette and squash.

    As Alison said they will be fine until the roots start showing and then pot them into something bigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy_roser View Post
    I always grow mine too early!
    and how do they get on?


    I don't even look at the seed packets until mid-April
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    and how do they get on?


    I don't even look at the seed packets until mid-April
    The last two years I've not had any issues with them. They stay in the house in 3.5in pots and then get put into larger pots and stored in the unheated greenhouse until I plant them out in late April/May.

    This year I will run an experiment. Mid-April I will plant one more seed and see if it catches up with the earlier planted ones or if I get extra growth/crops out of the earlier ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy_roser View Post
    This year I will run an experiment. Mid-April I will plant one more seed and see if it catches up with the earlier planted ones or if I get extra growth/crops out of the earlier ones.
    I'd be interested to hear how that works out.

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    I'd be interested to hear how that works out.

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