My Pumkin Patch

iam3killerbs(7 NC Sandhills)June 10, 2009

As of this morning my winter squash are now planted.

In the 3 Sisters Garden I have 3 hills each of Lumina, Jarrahdale, Argonaut, and Long Island Cheese. The orange flags are the squash hills.

In the pumpkin patch I have 2 hills of Lumina, 2 hills of spaghetti squash, two hills of Argonaut, and one hill of Jarrahdale. I have to mulch between the hills.

And over by the birdbath, where I moved a couple old compost piles that were exposed to street view when we cleared some brush, I have some oddly-planted things.

I ran out of seed for the varieties I wanted and grabbed some of the very last winter squash left at Lowes. They were two mixed packages so I tried to sort them out by probable varieties.

Under the birdbath is probably Jarrahdale, and out of the picture, downhill from the birdbath, is probably Lakota, next to that is probably Butterbush, and last in line is probably Small Sugar.

In a raised bed I have a hill of Carnival and another hill of spaghetti squash.

Now I have to hope that the vines will stay ahead of the borers that are already attacking the summer squash.

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iam3killerbs(7 NC Sandhills)

The giant Argonauts are also, apparently, early and vigorous. They're the first to put their heads above the soil with the first ones showing up this morning.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2009 at 10:04AM
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macmex

You will probably be very happy you planted the Argonauts and Cheese pumpkins, since they should resist borers pretty well. Wow! You are going to have a lot of squash!

Looks good though!

George
Tahlequah, OK

    Bookmark   June 14, 2009 at 7:30AM
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iam3killerbs(7 NC Sandhills)

Everything is up as of today. I got nearly 100% germination of 2yo seed too.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 2:29PM
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kasiaw(Z9 TX)

Your setup looks impressive. I'll be waiting for further updates from your patch.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2009 at 11:19PM
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iam3killerbs(7 NC Sandhills)

Thanks.

I love winter squash so I'm jamming them in everywhere that I can find some space. :-D

    Bookmark   June 16, 2009 at 3:34PM
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