I seem to have a devil of a time growing squash! Zucchini produces 40+ pounds, but squash is beyond my reach. Why? I've planted three different types of squash and each and every one of them is far behind the zucchini which was planted at the same time. Look:
Zucchini Squash....You have to "squash" your eyes to see it.
Zucchini - replete with flowering female
It just dumbfounds me. It really does. Everything is in the same soil with the same sun conditions and the differences are astounding.
Don't get me wrong, I love my zucchini, but I'd like some squash to accompany it.
I'm a wife, teacher and mom of two who came by gardening accidentally in order to appease a fussy child in a big-box hardware store. He saw yellow pear tomatoes (his favorite color) and we became container gardeners.
As it goes with anything involving children, my interest far outlasted his and now we have a square foot garden in our corner yard.
As long as we can battle the bugs and keep the dog from the soil, we might have some fun.
2009 TOTAL ---- 136 lbs
2010 TOTAL ---- I stink. I gave up weighing.
The boy has eaten:
Teeninesy radish bit. He chewed it, spit it out and then rinsed his mouth with water. It still counts.
Carrots - orange, white and purple
Beans - purple, green and Dragon Tongue
The girl has eaten:
Cantaloupe - smelled, licked, sucked on a slice, but ingestion is doubtful.
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