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Jbest
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A trellis for winter squash

I was calling my trellis the 'Mother of all trellises" but that was being a little presumptuous. The cyclone fence around the garden was four feet tall and I thought that would be a little small for summer squash. My DW and I love the Butterbush squash and it vines about five or six feet so I wanted to increase the height of the existing fence to six feet high. John
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WOW.......I love that trellis. I want one. That would be great for pole beans too. I'm not sure what butterbush squash is but it sound good. Do you have any pics?

I planted butternut squash last summer, that stuff is a climbing vine. It grew a 20 ft long vine. One plant took over my WHOLE garden and produced 21 nice size squash. I think the vine would probably climb up a 20 ft flag pole.

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Thanks Gary, the Butterbush is a Burpee hybrid. It looks and taste just like the butternut but is a bush type with shorter vines and smaller squash. One squash is the perfect size for me and my wife. Lots of photos in the journal.

John
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