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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 04:54 PM

I planted some butternut squash this year that produces a very large thick fruit. However, the vine has completely over run the entire garden. My wife is mad and I'm sure I won't plant that again.

 

Do any of you have something you wished you hadn't tried?


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 04:58 PM

If something grows I just pull it up and plant something else. All my regrets are in the form of not planting something.
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Posted August 24, 2014 - 05:13 PM

Garden vines can really take over, that's for sure! I try to go with "Bush" variety plants for some things. Don't know if they have those for squash plants, though.

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 05:24 PM

Funny that this year is a first for butternut squash for us and ours too is growing all over .There are many flowers on the vines , should those extra ones be pinched off ?



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 05:25 PM

I never really have regrets.  I have errors, mistakes, bad ideas, and the occasional disaster, but no regrets.  This year my bad idea was planting the pumpkins next to the cucumbers.  I swear the vines are conspiring to kill me.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 05:50 PM

I never really have regrets. I have errors, mistakes, bad ideas, and the occasional disaster, but no regrets. This year my bad idea was planting the pumpkins next to the cucumbers. I swear the vines are conspiring to kill me.


I hope they don't cross pollinate. If they did, be sure to post pictures of your 6lb. cucumbers. Lol
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Posted August 24, 2014 - 05:57 PM

Funny that this year is a first for butternut squash for us and ours too is growing all over .There are many flowers on the vines , should those extra ones be pinched off ?

The squash blossoms are edible. The Southwestern Natives would batter and fry them.

 

Also, the immature butternuts can be treated like zucchini.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:24 PM

The squash blossoms are edible. The Southwestern Natives would batter and fry them.

 

That proves deep frying has always been a southern thing, then...

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Two water melon plants good Lord who knew !


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:41 PM

My wife regrets planting lemon cucumbers. Not as tasty, and one plant (so far) has produced about 35 cukes. There is only one plant, btw.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:58 PM

 

 

Also, the immature butternuts can be treated like zucchini.

The only thing I regret is that anyone within a mile of me would plant Zucchini. :loosing_it:  :bigrofl: 


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 07:05 PM

 

 

an immature butternut.

 

Needs a spanking and an hour in the corner before it can be treated as a zucchini.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 10:53 PM

I have almost unlimited space for garden.. What is not planted has to be mowed. So one patch is for vining stuff and all planted in hills 3 ft apart in all directions. Yes they take up a lot of space.

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 11:29 PM

When growing, move them or trim them, but don't let them run rampant.

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Posted August 25, 2014 - 01:11 AM

I planted some Dakota Desert Squash, cukes, melons and pumpkins all within a 10 x 10 ft area.  The squash plant is HUGE, I have to jump in and wade the squash to find the hidden cukes.  I have missed some, darn, do these cukes get big!  And, they sure have a bitter taste to them.  Next year my garden is going to grow in size considerably so I can space plants better.  The squash have overran about everything, peppers, corn, beets and taters.  I did plant some mellons, but I've yet to find any.  I have slowly been trimming back on the vines.  Too much... LOL  I'm learning so I'm not complaining.  I'm a slow learner, but I don't think I will forget this one for a while.


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