My garden is in full swing and I have some questions.
I have never planted squash before. I planted yellow straight neck, zucchini, and butternut seed 11 days ago. I water every time the soil is dry an inch below the surface. None of the seeds have come up. Should I be worried? I also planted cucumbers, which have not come up. And I did finally see. Green beam seed poking up from the ground today. I thought seeds only took a week to germinate?
For the squash plants, do I train these upward like a cucumber plant or do you let them sprawl out?
I have blossoms starting to bloom on my pepper plants, which I transplanted 4 days ago. They are only about a foot tall. Do I let this go or should I pinch them off?
Any recommendations on where to buy good tomato cages? The tallest ones the hardware store sells are 56" tall and my tomato plants got like 7 ft tall last year.
My cauliflower and broccoli are starting to show up (about the size of a marble). Do I need to do anything to cover them up? I read somewhere you need to tie the leaves together, wondering if that's necessary.
Zone 5 Missouri.