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Learn how to grow Chayote Squash vines in this video. John shares his experience with growing chayote for the edible tips. Also great for filling a trellis fast. Loves warm weather. Video Rating: / 5 You can grow, not only cucumbers vertically, but also squash and zucchini. I show you some examples and you can see how the vertical growth makes it easy for pest and disease sprays, inspection for insects and how adding a bird feed and bird bath lets the birds look over your plants and eat bad insects. Follow me on Instagram for 60 Seconds or Sow videos and Gardening Tips… https://www.instagram.com/therustedgarden/ Welcome to My 1st Vegetable Garden. This channel is 100% dedicated to new vegetable gardeners that want to learn and have lots of questions. Check out my associated Blog: The Rusted Garden! http://therustedgarden.blogspot.com/ Please help spread the world of my channel to all the new gardeners you know that are looking for a friendly place to learn. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsHow to grow a verticle upright squash plant and other vines in a small garden space Part 2Vertical Gardening: Training Vines on How to Grow a Garden with ScarlettTour # 4 Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Squash, Trellising & a Bird Bath -TRG 2016Dwc hydroponic watermelon,cantaloupe, squash 6/12HOW WE GROW SQUASH ON A TRELLISHow To Grow LOTS of Summer/Zucchini Squash – in 4K

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32 Comments

  • TechWizPC 7 months ago

    That chayote looks dry and the leaves are small. You should water it more often.

  • The Abled Gardener 7 months ago

    For the title, "How to grow Chayote Squash Vines" there was very little on how to grow them. How much do you water them? what kind of soil do they like? What climate do they grow best in? Will they over winter? Are they a perennial or an annual? maybe some items like that would help growers like me on how to grow Chayote Squash.

  • Marcela Chazaro 7 months ago

    The best way to sprout chayote is the same as sweet potatoe, in a glass with water it grow very soon. The leafs are really nice in green smoothies.

  • Stanytza Billen 7 months ago

    You can flowers pollination of chayote squashes?

  • T.Huong Vo 7 months ago

    what kind of weather chayote like? can it stand full sun in the desert heat like New Mexico? how's about watering? thx

  • mary rose ilog 7 months ago

    I also pronounce it as 'si oh teh'. 

  • mary rose ilog 7 months ago

    You can cook the chayote in a soup with chicken and ginger.  But today I cooked the chayote differently.  My daughter has the stomach flu so I cooked the chayote with ginger and boxed low salted chicken stock.  I also added cut up scallions.  Came out just as good but without the chicken.  Best soup for nausea, stomach aches or being sick from a viral illness.

  • Lynn Truong 7 months ago

    Good Video John for I learned how to grow them and eat them raw, except I still don't know how deep do I need to plant them in the ground and sadly, some of my sprouts died. :-(

  • Patio gardener is here 7 months ago

    I live in New Orleans, La.  we grow this plant but call it mirliton.  It makes a great casserole when seasoned with bread crumbs and seafood.  Boiled, seeded and chopped with a lot of onions and a few spices.

  • andrew ysk 7 months ago

    Hii JOhn,

    i grew this Chayote Squash that i bought from asia market twice, 2 years.. each time they sprouted and grow very fast, then they wilt and died.. i pulled them up and saw, barely much root .. maybe all rotten. and digged into the potted soil, found tones  for bugs.. more like tiny white wranglers that i believe eating the rotted fruit… or maybe even eat up the root..

    what is causing my squash to wilt and die ?is it my soil too wet ? is it because i bury the whole fruit in soil (after they sprouted long enough)… or is it because i sprout them in pot on window sill.  ?  i sprouted them in pot in my home because outside temperature is still too cold for them. 10 deg C and 4deg C at night..

    pls teach me how and the condition for growing chayote squash, i don't wish to fail to grow them again this year.. this year may got early spring here in germany.

    Thanks John,

    Waiting for your favorable reply.
    Truly
    Andrew

  • theMerkabahDefender 7 months ago

    If you're good at taking care of that it will bear a fruit or two every week. To utilize them so you have a constant supply you need to plant more.

  • Nancy Serna 7 months ago

    You also eat the root is very good. Guatemalan eat it and call it Guisquil

  • diana Letona 7 months ago

    do chayotes grow in las vegas and during what time? 

  • diana Letona 7 months ago

    that is how I eat it growing up very tasty
    

  • dsrtpunk 7 months ago

    Chayote is frequently used in Latin cuisines my mom makes them stuffed with cheese and covered in a egg wash and fried, as well as in beef soup. I currently got my self a started plant by some neighbors who gave it to me so I am gonna plant it.

  • fofys55 7 months ago

    The spiney chayote is called! Chayote macho! The lite green is called chayote!

  • Dan Boudreaux 7 months ago

    This old Louisiana/Mississippi boy knows these as Mirliton. Look in creole and cajun cookbooks for using the fruit. If you live in a warm climate, be careful. They will take over.

    Thanks for the series.

  • erickv1977 7 months ago

    I love chayotes

  • prolifepinay 7 months ago

    Hey, John. Have a serious ant problem with my chayote squash, cukes and watermelon plants. 🙁 Tried borax which helped some but didn't solve the problem entirely. Any ideas that might help? Thanks.

  • meatKog 7 months ago

    John, I don't comment on your videos but I do certainly appreciate them. Thank you and keep up the good work!

  • kiltedgardener 7 months ago

    I love the idea about the tomato cage for squash!

  • Charlotte Bean 7 months ago

    Great videos…as always! What's the smallest size container you would use for cucumbers and squashes?

  • Gary Klingelsmith 7 months ago

    I just planted Japanese Cucumber and plan on using the 4-5' tall nylon trellis netting directly behind it. Been told it will support the Cuc's. Yes?

  • Jeb Gardener 7 months ago

    Your plants are looking great!

  • James Lindberg 7 months ago

    Only one pest we can never stop. Squash vine borer. We seem to get only a few squash early before it strikes. We then skip all summer and replant earlt Aug. to get a fair crop here in La. Gary..Has anyone truly found a way to prevent total devistation?

  • catlover6868 7 months ago

    great idea to grow vertically. the spraying and using pesticides is not ideal for me. we go organic.

  • Mohammed Alzahrani 7 months ago

    Hi Gary, does the ph level of soil effect seeds germination? I'm using peat moss and perlite mix .. Thx.

  • SantaAnaRoadWildman 7 months ago

    Wow this makes a lot more sense than letting it lay on the ground. AND I finally found a use for those smaller "tomato" cages!

  • Tooshie G 7 months ago

    what is "insect dust" that use use, is that sevin?

  • mai pi 7 months ago

    can you do this with melon??

  • Squirrelly Shirley 7 months ago

    Genius! haha will def be doing this next year

  • Tony Ford 7 months ago

    you just keep giving me new ideas, my gardening is transformed this year because of ideas like this.