New to gardening & I need some help. Ground space is at a premium for me so I have tomatoes, potatoes, shelling beans & cucumbers all growing in containers with some sort of stakes/trellis. So far they look great and are keeping me very excited. However, I would really like to have a winter squash. For all my research on "small" squash, I have been lead to the Carnival squash. I haven't been able to find any information on whether or not I can succseefully grow then in a container with some sort of trellis. Perhaps there is a different squash I should try? Any pointers, suggestions, advice welcome!
Carnival Squash, staked/trellised, in containers - Possible?
I don't know anything about Carnival squash but have grown yellow squash for many years. I don't see why you couldn't grow it in a container. Since it's a bush type it wouldn't need a trellis.
Do you think an 18qt container (the kind you buy to store stuff in, will drain holes drilled) would be large enough if the vines aren't long enough to trellis?
I have no experience with containers. It does not take up anymore room than than the older zucchini.
Here is a thread that Gymgirl runs. She is a container or bucket expert. You might find some answers on that thread. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1188608/?hl=squash+containers