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Planting Yellow Squash
#92282 January 3rd, 2007 at 03:02 PM
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Hi all wavey

idea Just wondering ... I bought some yellow squash today from the fruit & veggie market. Is it possible to start a squash plant with one of them, and how would I do it?
Can I do it in a big pot?

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Re: Planting Yellow Squash
#92283 January 3rd, 2007 at 08:48 PM
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You mean from the seed? Yes, you could do that. Just take the seed out and dry it.

However, depending on many things, you may not get similar fruit to the ones you purchased. If the parent plant was hybridized, or the flower cross-pollinated, they will most likely have different characteristics. MOST store-bought fruit and vegetables these days are hybrids and developed with storage and transport in mind.......not taste.

Why not just buy a packet of seed and start some plants that way? You can start the seed in any size pot and just pot-it-up as it outgrows it. I think it's pretty late in the season down there to be starting plants from seed though.

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#92284 January 6th, 2007 at 08:11 PM
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Hrmmm ... yeh thanks for that.
Didn't know about hybridizing thing.

Thanks again

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#92285 January 6th, 2007 at 08:13 PM
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hehehe ... by the way ... what does it all mean to hybridize and cross-pollinate plants? as in how do they do that?


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