Sunday, May 31, 2015
Front vegetable beds
With a forecast of mild days and afternoon thundershowers ahead, I went ahead and sowed climbing squash seeds on the front trellises, with some trepidation.
They're mildew-resistent varieties, so I'm hoping they'll look decent (unlike a few years ago, when I had huge squash leaves to "edit" constantly in the front, as they were so unsightly....) They're also unusual varieties -- an Indian C. moschata cultivar called Tinda and another C. moschata cultivar from Mexico called 'Tatume'--hopefully both will resist the squash vine borers!
I'm also going to plant tromboncino squash later on-- it's another good alternative for traditional summer squash (which ALWAYS succumbs to borers here, at least without exceptional coddling and row covers, in my experience).
Here's a selection of tromboncino (and other) squash musings from previous posts. It's always revealing to look back on what happened in previous years. Hmm, it was the tromboncino that I had to keep editing the old ratty mildewed leaves, and vowed never again....