Ask a Question forum: Growing Winter Squash - Delicata and Honey Nut

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zoshia
Apr 14, 2018 10:06 AM CST
Hello,
I want to grow a few different varieties of squash this year vertically. I have a plantar that is about 4x4 with a 6 foot trellis. Do you think i can grow Delicata and Honey Nut squash next to each other? Then i was thinking i would grow zucchini at the base of the plants with a tomato cage to help keep it from getting so wide?

Last year i grew a couple of Butternut plants in this area which did great however i didn't utilize the actual bed as the plant stayed on the vine so that is why i thought perhaps i should plant zucchini there...

Do you think that will be feasible or will they be over crowded? Also do they take the same amount of care (watering and fertilizing)?
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DaisyI
Apr 14, 2018 7:52 PM CST
Welcome!

They all take the same care and feeding and it is feasible to crowd them into one planter box. Make sure each plant has about 5 gallons worth of space. The secret to overplanting is to make sure the nutrients and water are sufficient for all the plants. The biggest problem with intense planting is competition.

The competition above ground will be for sunshine.
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