Tag Archives: Squash

What’s New in June

on June 8th we reached our first pound for the season. It has been a mix of strawberries (regular and alpine), green onions, garlic scapes, variety lettuce, and catnip. And we’ve enjoyed seeing a few roses along the way. I … Continue reading

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Turn On Your Plant Light, Let It Shine Wherever You Go…

We were hoping to replace our previous method of grouping floor lamps around a card table near a window for indoor seed starting, and we found our answer at the thrift store. We picked up a used changing table very … Continue reading

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Freeze!

We knew it may be coming early, and it came. It was the steady sound of garden shears clipping basil across Minnesotan gardens before a freeze – except for our neighbor across the street, who was quietly picking grapes. We … Continue reading

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A Hole in One: Borer Wins the Buttercup

Two of the three Buttercup squash that we thought had come out unscathed from the borer debacle had small holes or indentations near the stem end. One of them had a less suspicious indentation where it looked like the stem … Continue reading

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A Bouncing Baby Butternut!

Actually it is quite tranquil hanging around on the squash trellis. This is our one and only butternut squash so far to set fruit, and we love the little guy all the more. The squash borers have caused issues with … Continue reading

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Dreaded Squash Borer: Argggh!

I switched out the old picture for this updated one of our squash trellis. We had a nasty surprise on this one this past weekend -shown by the less leafy left side of the trellis. A section of a beautiful … Continue reading

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Arbor-ness and Squash Trellis Update

I realized today that the new trellis project might be called an arbor, unlike the squash trellis made from pallets. I see these terms used interchangeably when the function of the arbor is to act like a trellis. I suppose … Continue reading

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