Planting cukes, squash, and pumpkins

This afternoon, I finished the first round of planting in our vegetable garden.  I started by ripping out the green bean plants that didn’t make it throught last week’s blustery, cold, rainy weather.  Their stems were all bent, so I replanted with seeds.  I think the main problem was that I started them indoors too early, and they were all stem and no root.  Here’s the rest of the stuff I planted:

  • 3 hills of Northern pickling cucumbers
  • 3 hills of heirloom yellow crookneck squash
  • 3 hills of golden bush squash (more yellow summer squash… I don’t like green enough to grow it)
  • 2 hills of Waltham butternut squash
  • 2 hills of spaghetti squash
  • 2 hills of heirloom small sugar pumpkins
  • 2 hills of Hokkaido Stella Blue squash (which are slate blue pumpkin-looking squash with orange flesh)

Each hill had between 4-6 seeds, which will be thinned to the strongest 2.  I’m excited to see them come up!  Some of the carrots are up, but I’m still waiting on the parsley and chives to make their appearance.

And then there are the tomatoes…  I need a re-do, I think.  The last week was so windy that they just didn’t make it.  Fortunately, I had way too many seedlings and decided to keep them indoors “just in case…”  Well, just in case is here… So tomorrow I’m going to replant.  I should have taken the unsolicited advice I got from coworkers and waited until Memorial Day to plant them.  Oh well, live and learn.

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One response to “Planting cukes, squash, and pumpkins

  1. Yeah, my mom has waited to start her planting since she’s in Connecticut too. I started planting back in April, although my knowledgeable neighbor Bob recommended that I wait until May 5. Virginia is a bit warmer than Connecticut, although only by a few degrees. So far, my tomato plants are looking okay although I fear that Matt and I are overeager with watering them. Yesterday I found out that he waters the garden at night, and guess what? I water the garden in the evening. Whoops!

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