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Chayote Squash, How To Grow It
« on: May 17, 2011, 09:52:15 AM »
put toothpicks in each side of the squash and put it over a jar of water(buttside towards the jar.The roots will start to come out.Sometimes you can find the m in the store already  starting to root)Put it in the ground roots down into the earth and cover it leaving 1/3 of the squash out.The vine will grow out of the top.Its a climber (a fence is good)and needs full sun. :)

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Chayote Squash, How To Grow It
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 11:26:53 AM »
Umpa, is there no end to your talents? You grow food too? Wow! u r a dynamo. Doug you are so so blessed :)

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 06:23:53 PM »
Thank you you are very sweet! But honestly,I like to eat!!! :D :D :D :D

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Chayote Squash, How To Grow It
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011, 11:41:42 AM »
Husband is going to plant mine today! It took about 1 week to root.



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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 09:41:42 AM »
Keep us informed ;)

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Re: Chayote Squash, How To Grow It
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 11:13:40 AM »
Great way to stay in fresh Chayote squash all summer :)
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Re: Chayote Squash, How To Grow It
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011, 11:22:49 AM »
Oh wow I need to try this!!  I'm not very good at growing things though  :-\

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Re: Chayote Squash, How To Grow It
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2011, 01:09:58 PM »
No problem this vine really takes care of itself  ;)
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Re: Chayote Squash, How To Grow It
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2011, 06:14:27 PM »
I have yet to find chayote squash...Perhaps it's not popular in the northeast ?  How long a growing season does it need to mature ?  Just in case I find it and try to grow it here :-\



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Re: Chayote Squash, How To Grow It
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2011, 06:48:10 PM »
Lucky Day !  I just called around and got a great produce person who looked it up and will special order it for me this week...I still want to grow it myself  so wondering if we have a long enough growing season in the northeast for it to mature if I start rooting it within the next couple weeks ?...June,July,August and part of Sept. before we may get our first light frost YIKES !  Summers not even here yet and we're already laying in  5 cord of  wood  for next seasons heat and we just opened the pool a few weeks ago !!! Talk about  preparing for 2 seasons at once   :D  :D  :D  :D



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Re: Chayote Squash, How To Grow It
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2011, 08:25:27 AM »
Plant it and enjoy! They say you need 6 months but thats not true.Thats bringing it from seed.Its really a pretty vine. ;)