The Squash Support System

Nature knows everything. We need to pay attention.

Plants plan ahead.

Let’s look at this vine.

It came up from some seeds of ornamental gourds that I threw out.

At each leaf joint is a bud cluster, which blooms one at a time, and a long three-pronged tendril.

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Why such a big tendril for such a small bloom?

Because that little bloom will turn into a heavy squash/gourd.

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That fruit will need to be supported if the vine is climbing.

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The plant plans ahead by having a built in support system with each bloom. (Like a baby with a college fund.)

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We will never know more than nature.

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Pay attention people!

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