squash issues

Asked July 3, 2020, 9:10 AM EDT

Hi, We have summer squash in large pots on our deck. The planting instructions called for thinning to one plant per pot but I didn't do that. So two pots have two plants each. The soil that I purchased was for vegetables and flowers. The plants are flowering and producing fruit but after a few inches of growth they stop. Can you help us with our stunted fruit problem? Should I thin the plants to one per pot? Or do I need an add something to the soil? Also, it is possible to successfully transplant one of these fairly large squash plants into the ground? Thank you.

Montgomery County Maryland

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