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Can you grow squash in pots?

 
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I'm working with a pastor to grow food for the foodbank in town. All she can do is pots. Is it possible to grow squash in big pots? I've tried to research it but the results have been ambiguous.  


I have some seeds for bush squash and pumpkins but am hoping that in a large enough pot we can get away with vines.

Thank you in advance!
 
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Bush varieties have worked well for us in pots.  White Bush Lebanese in particular.  They are pretty quick.  
 
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If you have big enough pots and can keep up with watering if it's hot, I think you can grow anything in a pot!
 
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Yes, they can definitely be grown in a container. I just would make sure the pot is large enough and would also use an olla (that I make myself from flower pots) so I don't have to water as often.
 
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Can you define "big enough"? For a bush squash?
 
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AT a friend's house in Indiana they had a water trough large enough to sit in. A thriving vining squash grew in it. It was acorn or something like that. The rest was almost unplanted.
 
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Joylynn, hopefully someone gets back to you specifically with bush squash, but I've done well with cukes, corn, tomatoes, and loofah in 20L pots, which are like 5-6 gallons. I would think that a half-barrel size (wine barrel, rain barrel, etc) would be ideal for most anything.
 
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Would a 5 gallon work for varieties like bush Cherokee or bush butternut?

I'm going to set my friend up with 20 gallon for vibing and hope that's good enough
 
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