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Anybody market gardeners/farmers here grow winter squash that are the bush type? I haven't yet but I'm thinking about trying it.
The way the regular type vine out makes it tough to till/cultivate around them. So weed control becomes difficult and mulching seems practical only near each hill or row. And the long vines are too easy to step on.
I'd like to have straight, neat rows that would be easy to take care of.
 

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I grow a lot of winter squash. Acorns are a bush squash I grew Jet last year and carnival both are nice sweet squash This year I will add Atlas which is a bush butternut. However , there are many wonderful vine squashes like Red Kuri and buttercup which customers just love. They are worth the effort of cultivating. You might try covering the ground between the rows with a coating of Corn Glutten meal.
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Thanks for the suggestion. Around here buttercups seem most popular and I'm looking at trying Discus along with Burgess Buttercup as a back-up, and for the butternuts trying Butterbush with Waltham and/or a shorter season variety as back-up.
 
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