Question by  stilldebugging (35)

What is a good way to go about the process of staking a squash plant?

My squash plants are getting out of hand, can you help me with staking them?


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

You can plant your stake 2-3 inches from where your seed/plant is located. Obtain stretch ties (pantyhose or other stretchy materials work great) and use them to tie your squash onto the stake. Another alternative is to use a large *tomato* cage. It looks terrific in the garden!


Answer by  Dustin (359)

Place the stake very close to the center of the plant. Pull the shoots close to the stake and tie them panty-hose to prevent damage.


Answer by  roxiee (98)

Having been an avid gardener, I have always, due to the tenderness of the plant stems,let my plants grow their own way without support of any kind. Next time try planting them closer together or with corn. The stalks of the corn will help with support.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Basically to stake it you want to make sure the seeds are placed about 3 to 3.5 inches away from the stake itself.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

You can stake them by planing the seeds. Follow strict water pattern. Use a good fertilizer as that is key to success.

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