Happy Halloween!! And Garden Humor October

Happy Halloween!! I bet you thought I was going to forget about this because I’ve been so terrible at posting.  I cannot believe how quickly this fall has gone… before you know it, it will be Thanksgiving and then CHRISTMAS!!!! Q: What is a pumpkin’s favorite sport? A: Squash!  Hahaha… and of course, so appropriate, [...]

October 31, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Pumpkin fail

As I wrote a few posts ago about the cucumber plants dying, I realized the EXACT same thing happened to our pumpkin, only we originally thought we stepped on it by accident or something. It was growing really well, then, all of a sudden… DEAD! The vines shriveled up leaving two orphan pumpkins to turn orange [...]

August 26, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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First Harvest!

1 italiano largo squash and 1 sure thing zucchini!

June 22, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Ok, maybe I should have named this site squashthis?

I’ve had so many posts about squash, it may be getting a bit out of control, but I love them. They are finally starting to look like the NJ squash I’ve come to know and love. Also, for those of you paying attention to detail (it’s OK if you missed this), I actually made a [...]

June 21, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Updated Garden Map 2012

Here it is, the latest version of the map: I think I figured out what to do with the barrel, which I marked TBD. I really ran out of room in the back row with all the squash and pumpkins, and I know the eggplant is going to be tight with them as is, so [...]

June 14, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Fungus is not fun

OK, OK, I learned my lesson with summer squash. You DO NOT have to plant it early. It sprouts enough within about 2-3 weeks from seed and you transplant it right away into the ground. I planted too early, and had to watch my plants suffer a painful death. The zucchini that was doing great [...]

June 10, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Is that a zucchini or are you just happy to see me?

Holy cow, look at this baby! The Sure Thing Zucchinis are ready to go, and growing like crazy. I’m (finally) going to plant them in the garden this weekend. I might even be able to harvest 1 or 2 by then! So far, I’m pleased with my ability to identify the squash based on the [...]

May 16, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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New Squash Seeds

Burpee came through and my new packet of squash seeds has arrived! I was a little disappointed that some seeds were broken, and it seemed a little harder this time to tell them apart. I do think I isolated at least 4 Greyzini seeds — or at least the squash variety that I have not [...]

April 6, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Squash Update

It’s been awhile since the transplant post, and I wanted to share an update on the squash. The Golden Squash plants are doing awesome! Seriously, like, really awesome. They even have little buds that are starting to flower. We are not sure if we should actually try to grow little squashes inside just yet, jury [...]

April 3, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Summer Squash

For the last two years in our garden, we’ve had tremendous success with summer squash and zucchini. We’ve bought 2 – 3 little yellow squash and zucchini seedlings (each), and gotten more squash than my husband & I could eat. This year, we are actually trying to grow them from seeds. I picked up a [...]

March 4, 2012 · Sheryl · One Comment
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