Huge Squash

I visited my plot at Wangari Gardens over the weekend and took a tour of what other people were growing. There are a ton of huge tomato, pepper, and squash plants already--and a number of untended plots, unfortunately. This squash, however, was the most amazing specimen! I'm totally jealous.

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  1. Whoa, that's gorgeous. Not only in the nice vegetable garden plant way but it looks like it could grow in a decorative garden and the squash would be a side benefit.

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    1. I used to grow a vining squash with similar silvery veins in the leaves at Mr. Yogato. I got some nice edible delights from it, it scrambled everywhere, and it was beautiful! The only problem was that it was ephemeral--only from, say, June through October. And it was so dominant in the garden that when it was gone, things looked incomplete. So, yes, it's a beautiful plant--but it requires a different way of thinking about design because of its impermanence.

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  2. OMG, Kenneth....I was always wondering if I could grow this type of squash in a 5 gallon bucket, and now I am inclined to say "NO way"!!!!! LOL. This one is awesome, for sure!

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    1. In true enabler fashion, I'm going to encourage you to try! These are actually two plants, and yeah, they take up 4 square feet together, but a 5-gallon bucket would probably be enough for the root system. Cucurbits don't have crazy-well-developed root systems, anyhow. You'd just have to water it a heck of a ton!

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  3. I've had success with growing them in small boxes too and I'd tell Julie to do it!

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