Garden 2009: Midsummer Squash Vine Takeover!

Garden 2009: Midsummer Squash Vine Takeover!

Faith Durand
Jul 10, 2009

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...

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.

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?

Related: A Raised-Bed Garden in Early Summer

(Images: Faith Durand)

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