What are the pros? Easy to grow, v productive
What are the cons? Oh my god vines are 50 ft
Seriously I planted one 32 sq ft raised bed and now my back lawn and about a 35 x 35 ft area (ie over half my garden) is squash vines. There's little green squash EVERYWHERE. My soil prep was dumping 2 cartloads of goat manure and throwing a handful each of greensand and rock phosphate in 1 raised bed , which was also planted with soup beans and poppies. The squash vines have choked out everything around them in the surrounding beds for 50 feet: carrots, beets, beans, radicchio, peppers, lettuce, onions, peas, now a sea of squash leaves and flowers. I tried to redirect the vines to at least just stay on the grass, no luck. They kept coming. They grow 3 feet a day. It's like kudzu, but squash. I've never seen anything like it. They're all green now, so I'm just hoping they taste awesome because there's a lot of them. Will buy again next year and plant somewhere else, like...in the shade with no fertilizer maybe? I was prepared for the usual pumpkin sprawl, not this.
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