What are the pros? Foliage is beautiful
What are the cons? Doesn't grow easily for me.
After 3 years of trying to grow these and having them die off, I finally found a way of making mini-greenhouses out of empty clear soda bottles (2 liters). This year, instead of using pellets and small starter pots, I used big soda bottles in which to grow these Black Futsu squashes....AND IT WORKED. THEY ALL LIVED and now are in my garden. They are some awesome looking plants, loaded with male/female blooms.
1. I cut the top 1/3rd of each bottle almost completely off, leaving a little plastic on to keep the top connected with the bottom so it could be flipped closed (like a greenhouse at night). I didn't want to be chasing after lids whenever the wind blew.
2. I used a sharp paring knife and SLOWLY put 4-5 holes in each bottle's bottom for drainage.
3. Each bottle was then filled about halfway or less with good potting soil, it was wetted down well and then I planted 2 seeds per bottle.
I did this 4 wks before last spring frost & left the bottles outside on my deck.
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