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butternut squash

I'm growing butternut squash for the the first time this year. I hilled 3 plants, and let the vines sprawl. Today I was trying to move the vine a bit, and noticed the vine actually put down roots at the nodes. Should I leave it alone or trellis it so it doesn't do that?

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Let it be. Although some people do trellis squash, the extra roots help it to uptake more water and nutrients.

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