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  • bwframe

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    Threw the seeds from the last Sweet Meat winter squash, (ate a month ago,) under a pile of compost in the center of the just harvested garlic/onion bed. Pretty quick and solid germination with today's rain. We'll see how the growing goes...



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    Looks like a volunteer melon or cuke plant? It's not hurting anything for now. We can watch to see if it's desirable?
     
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    gassprint1

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    Threw the seeds from the last Sweet Meat winter squash, (ate a month ago,) under a pile of compost in the center of the garlic/onion bed. Pretty quick and solid germination with today's rain. We'll see how the growing goes...

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    Your guna be overwhelmed with lots of squash. Guess you'll be eating it till this time next year..lol
     

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    Your guna be overwhelmed with lots of squash. Guess you'll be eating it till this time next year..lol

    That's the idea. :)

    I have a lot of winter squash in the main garden also, but last year the main garden squash mostly failed to bugs, disease and my bad timing.

    This "afterthought" bed has produced wheelbarrows of squash the last couple years. This year, only planting the Sweet Meat. Years prior were a mix.
     

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    That's the idea. :)

    I have a lot of winter squash in the main garden also, but last year the main garden squash mostly failed to bugs, disease and my bad timing.

    This "afterthought" bed has produced wheelbarrows of squash the last couple years. This year, only planting the Sweet Meat. Years prior were a mix.
    I put alot of broccoli seeds in july 2 and seen i had a few popping up earlier today. Just hope the plants mature before the frost this year. Frost took out broccoli and letus last fall.
     

    bwframe

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    I put alot of broccoli seeds in july 2 and seen i had a few popping up earlier today. Just hope the plants mature before the frost this year. Frost took out broccoli and letus last fall.

    Sometimes brocolli will survive a decent freeze, sometimes not. I have posted pics in one year's garden thread of eating fresh cut brocolli on Jan 1 of the next year. Also had it killed off from lesser freezes early.

    Always a risk. But no risk means no harvest for sure.
     

    snapping turtle

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    Threw the seeds from the last Sweet Meat winter squash, (ate a month ago,) under a pile of compost in the center of the just harvested garlic/onion bed. Pretty quick and solid germination with today's rain. We'll see how the growing goes...



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    Looks like a volunteer melon or cuke plant? It's not hurting anything for now. We can watch to see if it's desirable?
    I planted some free be’s from the compost area. The squash seemed to be half pattypan white and half something else. (We ate three and pulled those) I have a few cukes for free coming just about to fruit. What I am hoping is a watermelon and one that appears to be cantaloup. Who knows what you get from these free plants.
     
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