garden notes

Garden Planning

I noticed today the the squash stem borers are killing the giant pumpkin in the cold frame. It looks like it won’t last much longer. I will try to remember not to grow squashes of any type in my yard as this is what usually happens.

The parasitic wasps I ordered for the Mexican bean beetles and corn ear worms are both back ordered. I’ll be waiting weeks til they are available. By then, probably too late. Oh well. I will try to remember to pre-order next year.

Today I harvested cherry tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers. And I’m making a squash casserole with my garden zucchini and garlic, and using up the last of my store bought potatoes.

I saw lots of tiny melons starting to set at my community plot the other day. I look forward to watching them grow.

Eggplants are sizing up and basil is taking off.

My beans that the rabbit trimmed are regrowing and seem like they will recover.

I was asked “What is that big yellow thing?” growing in my community plot. I’m wondering too. I started 6 or 8 different types of winter squash and pumpkins and planted them in a patch, but it doesn’t look like any of them. I’m wondering if I mixed up a label.

6 Comments. Leave new

  • My squash is suffering from the heat and lack of rain. I love that you have something growing your garden that you can't identify. I've done that! How will you know when it's ready?

  • Squash vine borers, powdery mildew and the heat have all taken their toll on my zucchini and summer squash. Tomorrow I am going to pull them.

  • Have you tried BT for squash borers? I used it last year with some success but it's hard to beat those borers. They have all day to bore and I considerably less time than that to combat them.

  • I shouldn't speak too soon because I only have one squash on three vines, but the ol' cut the borer out and bury the stem procedure seems to be working for me.

  • Your garden looks like it is thriving in spite of the bugs and the bunnies. We are eating cherry tomatoes now too. Isn't the flavor of a homegrown tomato wonderful? We don't have to worry about bunnies getting into our garden. I guess we are lucky.

  • Is there anything that can be done about the squash stem borers. I think I have them in my Japanese pumpkins (kabocha). They work fast.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

Previous Post
oak leaves and garden plans
Next Post
my planting zone has changed!