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May 14, 2020 7:32 PM CST
Victoria, Texas
I planted a garden six weeks ago at our home in the south Texas area. My squash plants Yellow Crookneck, Yellow straight neck, and Zucchini have done well with large dark green leaves and tons of blossoms. They are producing well with five or six small squash on several of the vines. The just don't seem to be getting very large, no where near the size of squash from the grocery store. My soil is sandy loam , I tilled enough peat moss into it where it is almost fluffy, grass and weeds pull out easily. I have fertilized lightly twice with Jobe's organic vegetable fertilizer and I water regularly. Am I missing something or just being impatient?



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May 14, 2020 9:00 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Can you post photos of the squash? Did you read the label to find out how large the squash you planted are supposed to be?
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May 15, 2020 12:35 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Daisy asked good questions. What I'm seeing in the pics are beautiful, healthy plants. It may be you're just impatient, the squash are doing fine. The new pics will tell. I'm not sure what your weather has been, but here in Arkansas we have had an unusually cool spell for quite some time. Cold at nights. Squash loves warm weather and tends to sulk in cooler temps. With warmer weather they should really put on the growth, including the fruit. Then you will be picking every day.
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May 15, 2020 3:17 AM CST
Victoria, Texas
Thank you DAISYL and GARDENFISH for your quick response. We have also had some very cool mornings for the last few weeks maybe that is the reason the have not grown as large or as quickly as I anticipated. This is our first garden in decades and we are enjoying it immensely. Happy Gardening!
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May 15, 2020 4:08 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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That squash looks great! Whatever you're doing, keep it up! BTW, the yellow squash in the third pic looks ready to be picked. It's a lot better when picked smaller. Better taste and texture.
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May 15, 2020 4:43 AM CST
Victoria, Texas
Thanks, GARDENFISH. I will pick it this morning!
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May 15, 2020 9:46 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Yes, I would eat them at that size. they look yummy! If the flowers are still fresh enough (and not full of ants Smiling ) eat them too.
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