I have had a very little success in keeping home sown seeds alive with the slimers attacking. For the last few weeks, I have been thinking of re-sowing, especially as there has been warm weather. So we are trying yet again with the winter squashes.
Today, I planted out the Atlantic giants so I felt a bit spurred in. These seeds are for the moment sat in the four tier blowaway. I shall leave them there over night, and then transfer then to the Wendy house which is boiling when warm.
16 thoughts on “Winter squashes: trying again”
Squashes evade me too. I once started some successfully but managed to five the wrong ones away. Then had to watch them growing really well on a neighbouring plot.
Out of all the ones I’ve sown-had sown a dozen-only one survives. The rest all got slimed. Think it is cornells bush delicta that survived. No idea where I shall put them though if they germinate
It’s such a risky group.
Only when they are young, I think. Once they get some sturdy leaves, that is beneficial
True enough but compared to courgettes they seem far less resilient.
Never eaten squash so not been tempted to grow it. Shame when you have to start again but at least one has survived.
Really? We rather like summer squashes. And it’s become a tradition to sow a pumpkin. I rather the quirky varities
I take it squash tastes similar to pumpkin?
Yeah, a little sweeter perhaps. Slightly different texture. Wouldn’t recommend sweet dumpling though. Lovely flesh, but no flavour whatsoever
Well, taking it I can find some space in the garden I might try next year.
I recommend them, tend to grow up rather than out too.
Ah, that’s good to know. How do you hold them up?
Rig up canes and some of mums spare wool 🙂
Canes and mums spare wool
I’ve not tried anything quite so elaborate yet.
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