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My Vines !

Posted by posieh 3 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 30, 10 at 13:46

My vines and I keep getting into trouble. I'm talking squash, they are proflic! The vines must be 30 to 40 ft. long. That's the problem, they ran out into our drive 4 times, and had to pull them back to the garden. Then they ran over my cucumbers and Zucchini and that was a small problem, BUT then they over took my DH's tomatoes, and that my friends is almost cause for divorce! He has forgiven the vines a little as he has lots more tomatoes in containers that are producing gung-ho ! I know he will love my squash this winter.


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I'm in the same boat (except all the veggies are mine, so there's less conflict). I've got two delicata squash vines that jumped my tomatoes, eggplants and peppers, smothered a sidewalk, and are climbing the house, blanketing the back patio, climbing a tree and threatening the grill. If Steve weren't always mowing the vines on the other side, I think they'd be visible from space. Getting to my tomatoes has become a major undertaking. I have enough squash to feed a village, but I'm never planting them (in this bed) again!

What kind of squash is yours? I like my delicata roasted with butter, a little brown sugar, a little maple syrup, salt and pepper, and cayenne. How do you cook yours?


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Lol, those squash vines can reach a long way. I've had to double back my vines several times.
A neighbor's vines climed up a dead tree and there were hanging squash all over the tree. Lol, people stopped to take pictures of the "squash tree".


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This was the 1st.. time I've planted squash for about 5 years. Last time my Hubbards climbed a huge Red Pine tree. This year I have Sweet Mama and Lakota. I've never grown them before and both are a "winter" squash. Only hope they mature before we get a freezing frost.Hubbards have trouble maturing in this country. We can get a frost almost any day now. Although the last 2 years we haven't had a killer frost until the middle of October. Yup, bake 'em and butter them! Never thought about maple syrup so will need to try that, sounds good.


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Are you sure you didn't plant KUDZU?


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I understand that stuff can be more than aggressive.


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Leaving squash on doorsteps happens this time of year.


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  • Posted by tibs 5/6 OH (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 2, 10 at 19:15

I don't plant squash. Too small of a garden and dh just isn't fond of any of them, summer or winter. Oh, he will eat it, but not enough for me to plant. I had a butternut squash baked this week and made soup out of some of it. I got a stick blender for M-day. My does that make cream soups easy. We are going to be eating a lot of cream soups this winter as I try it out.


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