plant winter squash - Knowledgebase Question

artesia, Ca
Question by janebidw
June 30, 2010
Will winter squash build 2nd root in the soil?

I plan to plant winter squash on black weed barrier (where I open a small hole for planting it). But I heard people said winter squash will build more roots as they grow on the soil which supports the plant with more water absorbing, so should I plant winter squash in the soil without black weed barrier?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Your squash will be just fine without being able to root in the ground along the stems. Just keep the plants well watered and they will grow and produce well even when grown on top of a weed barrier fabric. Hope you have a great harvest!

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