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    Default I need some advice from my fellow vegetable gardeners.

    I growing spuzgetti, butternut, and acorn squash for the first time this year. I have some that are the size of foot balls, but I don't know when to pick them. They have been growing from the female flowers for about 2 months or less.

    I've grown lots of yellow and green zuchini in my life. But I don't know when these damn things are done.

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    My Garden is crap this year. All I got were tomoatoes:

    Butternut, stripes fade. Then it turns white. Then tan (Or whatever color its supposed to be), then you pick it.

    Spaghetti is similar, turns white, then bright yellow, then pick it.

    Acorn is like a pumpkin. Stem starts to wither, and its usually dark green, with the ground part turning yellow/orange.

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    wanted to try growing butternut squash, hope it turns out well for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    wanted to try growing butternut squash, hope it turns out well for you.
    You still can. Those are technically "Winter Squash" .
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    doing it, got a spot about 3'x2'. that large enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    doing it, got a spot about 3'x2'. that large enough?
    Yeah. If you go with Mel's Method (Square Foot Gardening) its one per square foot, with the vines going up on a trellis, for 6 plants. The vines are gonna run all over the damn place, so if you have room to let them run along the ground, you should be good without the trellis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    Yeah. If you go with Mel's Method (Square Foot Gardening) its one per square foot, with the vines going up on a trellis, for 6 plants. The vines are gonna run all over the damn place, so if you have room to let them run along the ground, you should be good without the trellis.
    I'm wondering if I can let them run into the area where my tomatoes are now... gonna end up pulling them out eventually.
    I tried to trellis my zucchini this year and it didn't happen, just ended up cutting the stalks back to keep them in check.
    Wonder how crazy it would be to grow them on the slope on the back of my property. Only a 50% grade.....

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    I planted mine in 10 x 10 areas, with 3 seeds of each kind in each. they have already grown about 3 ft on the out sides of the rail road tie boarders. I'd keep them away from the mater plants., they send out small vines to grab a hold of stuff, they will drag you mater plants down if not choke them out.




    we have to dig down and line with 1/4 inch hardware cloth and them boarder with RR ties or split telephone poles and then fill the area back in or the whistle pigs and gophers take every thing.
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    what about the damn squirrels? little ****ers like to find places to dig holes in and bury the nuts. then come back later and dig the holes out to find the nuts. if they can't find them, they keep digging more holes. ****ers.

    I have two 9"x15" ceramic planters with bell peppers and squashes starting to peep out of the dirt. and a grill mesh that I salvaged off of a screen door that got blown off the hinges during last year's windstorm to cover and protect those planters. it's only a matter of time that I need to remove it so the veggies can grow, but when I do, I fear the damn squirrels will find the opportunity to rape those out.
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