25 May 2008

Squash Beds


An executive decision was made last year that all of our squash and mellon type plants would be direct seeded this year. They are now all in. We spent the better part of the day clearing out all of the beds to hopefully get rid of any lingering squash bug larvae. The grass has been cut for the first time this year and we used the clippings for mulch. This photo gives a pretty good view of the five beds we planted (they're the green fuzzy ones). In each bed we also planted a few nasturtium seeds to help deter pests and eventually add some peppery zing to our salads. This now marks that 18 of our 22 beds are planted. All that's left are our peppers, tomatoes and some random last minute herbs.

5 comments:

CeeCee said...

I have to share this comment about squash by Garrison Keillor because he makes me smile--" July is the only time of year when country people lock our cars in the church parking lot, so people won’t put squash on the front seat."
Your garden looks great!

Razor Family Farms said...

Yummy squash! I'm actually making squash soup today with squash that i canned up last year. It is mystery squash because I forgot to label it properly. This happens when I'm up late canning large batches of veggies.

I love your garden!

Blessings!
Lacy

Kelly said...

CeeCee,
I've read that quote before and I know it to be true all too well. Meg and I have been collecting squash recipes since last year in anticipation of a large harvest.

Lacy,
We have one batch of squash soup left in the freezer. It's worth more than it's weight in gold. I can't wait for the next round.

molly said...

Hi Kelly

Love the blog! Can I ask what it is you are using as a row cover? Is it plastic or cloth?

Blessings:)

Kelly said...

Hello Molly,
Thanks for the comment. I don't believe the row cover material is plastic. It's called agribon and it's a spun fabric of sorts.