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Name: Meg
Central Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Maryland
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wordywombat
Mar 4, 2018 3:46 PM CST
Hello, Mid-Atlantic Growth-Buddies-

I am growing Delicata for the first time this year. I am trying to allot space for it now--Is it a good squash to trellis? I have little space, and so trellis as much as I can. My thanks for your experienced response!

On the flip side--my eggplants are starting to germinate, and I will need to move the tomatoes and peppers to a larger pot soon!
Name: Sally
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sallyg
Mar 4, 2018 6:02 PM CST
Rodale names delicata for this trellis article
https://www.rodalesorganiclife...

So I think it'll work

Good going on the eggplant, peppers and tomatoes! I just sowed my tomatoes on Friday, and they've been warming over the heat vent. I'll be checking tomorrow..
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Name: Meg
Central Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Maryland
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wordywombat
Mar 5, 2018 9:08 AM CST
Thanks, Sally! I have seen varying info re: delicata. It is good to know they can be trellised--I do as much vertical gardening as I can. Butternuts do great on a trellis. I bought connector clips and heavy duty netting on Ali Express--the Chinese Amazon. It lets you take bamboo poles and transform them into an A-frame trellis. It is a low-cost and effective solution. I lust after nicer trellises, but these can be easily installed alone.

My romas and the peppers have formed true leaves are ready to be moved into something larger. I am very pleased. Good luck getting them happy and ready to go!



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