HOLY GIANT SQUASH, BATMAN!

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Giant squash have taken over our “Turtle Island” mound garden at Dufferin school.  We planted them in June http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.com/2012/07/20/turtle-island-mound-garden/  they are massive.  The squash has compleat control, making harvesting our beans and radishes from the central area quite a challenge.  It’s easy to see how this plant fills the “warrior” or protector role in the garden, any potential “garden eater” would be hard pressed to make headway here.  Some of our corn bolted during the hot spell and hasn’t done as well as we hoped but as the shorter lived plants compleat their life cycle, the corn that’s left should do well.  In the photo below, you can see the Male (near the top) and Female,(small bulb) flowers, it takes two to tango.  Many thanks to our volunteers and Audrey we’ll be starting to dry the squash for flour within the next week or two, stay tuned.

3 Responses to HOLY GIANT SQUASH, BATMAN!

  1. Linda Murphy says:

    Beautiful! Thank you so much for posting! The squash in my garden exploded as well. I look forward to learning how to dry the squash for later use.
    Love,
    Linda

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