Tag Archive: squash

Transitions: Saying Goodbye to My Summer Garden

The garden is beginning its transition. Tomato production is coming to an end; the Italian Heirloom and Juane Negib varieties purchased at the CCMG Annual Tomato Sale are spent, leaving only the Stupice… Continue reading

Verticillium Wilt (Try Saying that Fast Three Times): Managing VW

In the garden, Verticillium Wilt (VW) can affect potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, some cole crops, tomatoes, lettuce, strawberries, cucurbits, artichokes, avocados, peaches, nectarines, caneberries, and apricots. It can also affect landscape plants and… Continue reading

No photoshopping: Zucchini Without Makeup

If celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow or Jessica Alba can post photos of themselves sans makeup or photoshopping, then so can my Zucchinis. Its easy to post about the successes in the garden, but… Continue reading

Getting’ Your Pollination On

Birds do it. Bees do it. Even Syrphids do it. They all do it.¬†They all pollinate. You would think that with so many pollinators around, it would be easy to grow squash and… Continue reading

Sexing Squash (no mood music required)

A common complaint I’ve heard among gardeners is that although their squash flowered, the blooms eventually fell off without setting any fruit. One of the reasons for this occurrence is that the blossoms… Continue reading

Magical(?) Mornings

To say that I am not a morning person is an understatement. I don’t like waking up any earlier than is absolutely necessary, pushing the snooze button on my alarm is an automatic… Continue reading

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