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Is it common practice to snip back yellowed leaves of butternut squash and snipping browning green bean leaves with new growth appearing through both plants?



I dont bother. It doesnt seem to affect the plants much.

28 Jul, 2009


I'd only remove the squash leaves if they are obscuring the actual squashes otherwise lit doesn't serve any purpose. As for the beans I certainly wouldn't bother removing brown leaves.

28 Jul, 2009


well it's just that they are being grown in pots and I didn;t know if it would hurt the plants or stop them from growing in order to try to repair itself also I have no squash yet. I had a kind of rainy and not so warm start to the summer this year so when I started growing the squash(es?) from seed they started real slow to the point I almost gave up, but then came the really hot and muggy weather and off they took. Vines are up to about 6 inches from soil to tip maybe eight but look healthy as anything I have out there growing with it. Thanks

28 Jul, 2009


Hope they are in really big pots Lovegreen

29 Jul, 2009


yes it is the two pots take up a whole corner of the porch each

29 Jul, 2009

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