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spaghetti squash
« on: March 19, 2018, 04:27:42 PM »
hi all

a good while ago i had bought a spaghetti squash at the store.  i saved the seeds out of it before we cooked it.  all i did was gut it and dry them on some parchment.  i have no idea what the germination rate is. 

i can tell you i did plant several of them recently and they came up.  unfortunately, even though they were in the green house,  when it got damaged by the wind they were overtaken by the colder nights.  they did get big enough to have their first full set of big leaves and were trying for more...so i know they will grow.

i don't have tons of them, but i still have some seeds left.  i am glad to share them if anyone wants some to try. 

just send me a pm with how many you want.  i will cover the postage.  :)


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Re: spaghetti squash
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 04:42:46 PM »
I save my seeds year to year as well. It is an open pollinated variety so it reproduces well. Keep on planting!
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Re: spaghetti squash
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 07:30:18 AM »
Careful about which ones you save seeds from. Sometimes they grow different from the parent. I suspect some may be hybrids that are bought at the grocery store.
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Re: spaghetti squash
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 08:19:10 AM »
well, i guess it will be a fun surprise then!  lol. 

will keep you posted once i can get some in that the frost doesn't get.


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Re: spaghetti squash
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 11:13:38 AM »
i lost the first and second round of plants to frost, but this set has survived so far.  hopefully it will be spaghetti squash and not a random parent.

i will post more once it starts setting squash. 

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Re: spaghetti squash
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 11:43:36 AM »
I see frankensquash in your future Chip.   
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Re: spaghetti squash
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 07:42:06 AM »
lol gopher.  while that would be cool  8)   it would be my luck to get some giant mutant squash lol.