I have learned many things about gardening this year. The first thing I learned is that it’s not wise to dump a whole package of squash seeds all over your garden.
I planted a 4×4 garden, notice the squash.
It’s taking over my backyard. I did not even know it could actually take roots outside of my little garden.
I have learned.
I will be eating a lot of squash this year.
You are laughing with me, not at me right?
Comments & Reviews
Dawn's Diversions says
It looks really pretty too! =)
Melissa C. says
Mothers day 2010….about 6 weeks before I sat my then 2.5 year old down to make potted marigolds for all the aunts and grandmas in our families….I needed to make 8 of them…so I bought 8 packets of seeds, 1 large bag of top notch potting soil…and 8 adorable with pots….I was saving a ton by not sending flowers to everyone and couldn’t believe how cheap this was going to be!! :O)….well I grew a ton of plants, probably root bound because…My nana’s 1 pot bloomed @ about 10 weeks…My husbands grandmother transplanted the plants into a HUGE planter in the front of her house and OMG there were enough flowers at about 8 weeks to fully cover the planter and again it’s HUGE…I think I may have learnt the same lesson as you…just a few seeds is “enough” LOL! gardening is a learning process!! :O)
Kim H says
Bahahahaha! Your story sounds so similar to mine, except I didn’t plant from seed. This year I planted my first garden. I mostly did it because I am a stay at home mom, and wanted to teach my 3 year old about how things grow. Someone said squash grows quickly and easily, so I bought a bunch of plants, all different varieties. I must have planted 15 plants in a 3×3 area. I had NO IDEA how big they’d get! They are growing way outside my little fenced in area. And some of these I’ve never even eaten! I’ve never had an acorn squash or a spaghetti squash. I have lots of those. And of course, my favorite squash is plain ol’ yellow summer squash, and those are the plants that are getting choked out and dying because the other ones are taking over! Also, I planted TWO cucumber plants, and I have cukes coming out the wazoo! I don’t even really like cukes that much. I also have a feeling I’m gonna have entirely too many tomatoes, and my beans are already dead. The things I love are dying, and the things I don’t care as much about are flourishing. LOL!!!!! What a fun learning experience it has been. 😀
Haha!! I’m not alone!! I bet your 3 year old is loving it now. LOL. My other veggies are being choked out by all the squash, so I’ve given up hope. I’ve got a squash garden now and that’s about it!
Tammy @ Skinny Mom's Kitchen says
hahahaha that is awesome!!! Totally something I would do for sure. I try to garden every year but it never works out. I am coming to grips that I was not blessed with a green thumb. Thank goodness I have some great farmers markets in my area 🙂
YUM! I wish my squash looked this good. Make summer squash pickles! They are to die for and are so easy to make! My favorite use of squash!