I envy you! I really like squash, but the "butternut" squash I planted this year turned out to be pumpkins... Make good jack-o-lanterns I guess.2 of the butternut squash are almost 12 inches long !!!!!!!!!!
I'm amazed......2 of the butternut squash are almost 12 inches long !!!!!!!!!!
You'll have to trust me on this......can't hold the leaves back and take a pic at the same time.
Think i did the right thing by cutting some of the newer vine runners back.....the quash that was already there are growing better i think.
I'm a little slow sometimes......what do you mean when you said your squash turned into pumpkins.I envy you! I really like squash, but the "butternut" squash I planted this year turned out to be pumpkins... Make good jack-o-lanterns I guess.
By the end of the season local farmers usually have way too many squash and practically give them away at the local stands. Last year we got enough to store in the garage and last half the winter. Was hoping to get some of my own this year, but no such luck.
I assume they were mislabeled. Planted smallish plants, at the stage you can't tell the difference. The kids will enjoy making jack-o-lanterns.what do you mean when you said your squash turned into pumpkins
Our first frost can be as early as now.....i remember covering things starting about now when i was on the farm.....and often had frost at the latest, middle of June. But that hasn't happened in the last few years....but definitely end of May.I assume they were mislabeled. Planted smallish plants, at the stage you can't tell the difference. The kids will enjoy making jack-o-lanterns.
I am surprised your season is shorter than ours, I know we are south of you, but at an elevation of 4,400 ft. We get our first frost some time in October, and our last one in May.
I understand that you can EAT dandelions. Have you ever tried them? Just consider them part of your gardenThey're back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Had my backyard almost dandelion free.....can't use spray because of the guys.....before we started getting rain.
I swear......everyone one that i dug out, 3 more came in its place.......back to digging.
True, but I can assure you that the produce you buy in the stores has been peed on, chewed on, and walked on by a large variety of animals and insects. Actually, baby insects have been conceived on that produce as well.Been there.....done that.....
Besides.......hard to tell the ones that haven't been pied on.
The bee population here is suffering very badly as well.Dandelions are a crucial source of food in the spring for bees when they first come out. Here in BC we are asked not to get rid of them until mid May when other sources of food are more readily available. Our wild bee population in this country is crashing so any help we can give is crucial. Yes, I know dandelions are a pain, though.
I'm really on the fence with this composting thing, Lee.Micka, earlier you mentioned using a garbage container for composting. That works but so does just starting it on the ground if you are only using plant materials for compost, easier to turn to. One drawback, snakes will like to snuggle in it in the cold weather.....ask me how I know.