This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

zucchini search

This is 39 second action thriller video where the gardener searches the dark and dangerous underworld of a squash bed in search of a lurking zucchini. I won't reveal the final ending, but its almost as exciting as the last few pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Well, to a fanatic gardener anyway...

At some point in the video, you can see the white cheesecloth I wrapped around one or two of the squash stems. This is a non-chemical experiment to protect from squash vine borers, which are always a problem for me. I only wrapped a couple just because I never got around to doing the rest. I'm curious to see if the wrapped ones do better.

Cucurbita pepo (squash)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

My daughter, who read HP#7 in 12 straight hours, agrees Skippy's nose is good and your zucchini well hidden! We enjoyed the video.

July 28, 2007 3:08 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

Wow. I think 12 hours must be a record! (I just read the website that summarizes what happens to whom 'cause I wanted to know if the bad guy or the good guy won in the end.)

July 29, 2007 12:03 PM


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