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.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

seeds from Dave

seeds from dave
My neighbor brought over these seeds this morning. They're leftovers of his favorite pumpkins and squashes from previous garden years. I love sharing seeds. I'll try a few of each and see what I can grow. Thanks Dave! I'll have tomato and pepper seedlings soon to trade.

Cucurbita pepo (squash)

Pumpkin -- Cucurbitaceae spp.


Blogger Paul said...

Do you have problems with squash bugs?

A few years back I tried growing squash two years in a row. Both years the squash bugs completely ravaged my plants and I got virtually nothing to eat. The plants also get really large and take up a lot of room. If I could find some way to control the squash bugs, I'd consider squash again even though it takes up two or three times as much space as other vegetables -- it is one of my favorite vegetables.

April 26, 2008 11:51 PM

Blogger kathy said...

That's why I was happy to get a large new community garden space. I enjoy growing squashes, but they get so big. And they need a lot of sun. I have two good spaces saved for them in my new space.

I have never seen a squash bug. I do have a lot of trouble with vine borers. I'll have to start thinking about what I'm going to do about these this year.

April 27, 2008 7:55 AM

Anonymous Amy said...

Sadly, Botanical Interests won't ship to Canada. Their stuff is beautiful!

April 27, 2008 8:44 AM

Blogger James said...


May 01, 2008 12:14 PM

Blogger Mrs. June Fuentes said...

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Many blessings...

May 02, 2008 1:13 PM


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