Garden 2009: Midsummer Squash Vine Takeover!

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How is your garden growing? Consider this a quick check-in on how your baby tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and other garden goodies are doing. So many of you showed us your awesome gardens in the My Great Outdoors event; we’d love to hear how your little patch of earth is doing. As for me and mine, well, when I returned from vacation this week I found that my squash vines had made their move! Read on to see what they looked like not too long ago…

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The photo above is of my baby squash plants just a short month or so ago. But look at them now! They’re nearly up to my waist, and growing at the speed of light.

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I squeezed a lot of squash into this little patch; there are four sprawling winter squash vines, plus a melon, and a vertically-climbing summer squash. There’s room for them all to sprawl out on the trellis and on the ground, but we’re already looking a little nervously at the enormous vines and dinnerplate-sized flowers and wondering if they will take over the yard by the end of July!

Are you growing squash or melons? How do you make room for them in a city garden?

(Images: Faith Durand)

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