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Post  arla on 6/3/2013, 10:56 pm

My spaghetti squash, after last years slug-fest was doing pretty good this year in the raised bed, it had two squash growing on it, and one of them was probably 8 inchs long, and getting fairly plump so looked like it was likely to start turning that golden yellow soon and be lovely and ready to eat.

Got home this evening to find out my mother-in-law thought it was a zucchini so picked it because it was "getting too big, and they don't taste good when they get big"

AHHHHH So irritated right now.

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Post  southern gardener on 6/3/2013, 11:34 pm

Rolling Eyes Embarassed Mad Sad Sad Sad Oh man...so sorry to hear. We had a friend do that too...thought it was a zucchini. He felt awful. Do you have others growing? I wonder if it'll ripen if left on the counter??

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Post  arla on 6/3/2013, 11:38 pm

Have one other growing, so hoping that since the other was cut off this one will start to grow more. Only managed one full growth last year before mildew managed to take down the one I grew that didn't get snailed to death.

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Post  mschaef on 6/3/2013, 11:41 pm

I know that with pumpkins they will still turn orange even if they are green when picked. Just leave it in the sun for a few days. Hope this helps lessen the blow of you mother in law picking it early Sad

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Post  cheyannarach on 6/4/2013, 3:30 pm

thinking That would be one weird hard zuke! I think you can eat spaghetti squash at any stage though, thought I remembered reading it once, I had several last year from the size of a baseball to the size of a cantaloupe and they were all good!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/4/2013, 4:51 pm

@arla wrote:Only managed one full growth last year before mildew managed to take down the one I grew that didn't get snailed to death.

Me, too. Just one and then the PM took all the rest away. Sad

I have similar issues with my mother visiting. I planted one spag squash and one zucchini in a 3x3 ft bed, knowing that would be too crowded but planning on training the spag squash up the rhodie bush behind the bed. Went home for lunch today and my mother has so sweetly planted about 6 more zucchini plants that she bought in there. Rolling Eyes They are all about 6 inches apart. Besides the crowding, I was trying to experiment with not bringing in any plants from the nurseries - everything is from seed - to see if I can avoid PM this year. Oh well...

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Post  camprn on 6/4/2013, 7:05 pm

CC, if it's any consolation and to help your mother along, PM is everywhere. It is weather dependent on if it takes a hold. When we get to the hot muggy days of mid-summer preventive spraying will help some with the PM.
Do you have one of those hand pump garden sprayers?

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Post  walshevak on 6/4/2013, 7:09 pm

Well meaning neighbor who was babysitting the garden carefully picked all the "snow peas" before they got too filled out. Unfortunately, they were butter beans which have to be shelled. But since she kept my garden going, all was forgiven.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/5/2013, 7:12 pm

@camprn wrote:CC, if it's any consolation and to help your mother along, PM is everywhere. It is weather dependent on if it takes a hold. When we get to the hot muggy days of mid-summer preventive spraying will help some with the PM.
Do you have one of those hand pump garden sprayers?

I had one...but the mother filled it with poison to stop the bugs from eating the hosta and roses. Rolling Eyes So, no, now I don't have one. I used a spritzer bottle last year and it worked for a while but then it finally got out of control. I'll pick up another pump sprayer since we may be inundated with squash, and write on it in big red letters "NO POISON ALLOWED".

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Post  camprn on 6/5/2013, 7:19 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:
@camprn wrote:CC, if it's any consolation and to help your mother along, PM is everywhere. It is weather dependent on if it takes a hold. When we get to the hot muggy days of mid-summer preventive spraying will help some with the PM.
Do you have one of those hand pump garden sprayers?

I had one...but the mother filled it with poison to stop the bugs from eating the hosta and roses. Rolling Eyes So, no, now I don't have one. I used a spritzer bottle last year and it worked for a while but then it finally got out of control. I'll pick up another pump sprayer since we may be inundated with squash, and write on it in big red letters "NO POISON ALLOWED".

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Well, neem is poison. What did she use? May I recommend it may be time to lock up all the garden stuff, including the tools, with a double lock system. affraid

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/5/2013, 8:15 pm

Oh she used some kind of Roundup stuff. I don't know...I was so sick about it I couldn't even get close to it except to bag it and take it to the hazardous waste shed at the dump. That was last year, so hopefully now we can live fresh, clean and safe going forward.

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/5/2013, 8:30 pm

CC - you are reminding me of the wonderful beauty of living 2000 miles from the rest of my family! thanks

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Post  mollyhespra on 6/5/2013, 8:52 pm

Hey, CC! How long is your mother visiting for? You could always carefully dig up the extra plants & give them away after she leaves-she'll never know the difference!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/6/2013, 12:54 pm

She lives here from May thru Nov. It's the family cottage but since there are only 3 of us left, I moved in permanently 6 yrs ago and she 'snowbirds' from FL every year. ugh.

I'm slowly retraining her from her old chemicals-for-everything ways....veeerrrrryyyy sloooooowly. Laughing She still sneaks in & hides the Dow 'Scrubbing Bubbles' tho.

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Post  brainchasm on 6/6/2013, 1:34 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:CC - you are reminding me of the wonderful beauty of living 2000 miles from the rest of my family! thanks

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/6/2013, 6:03 pm

funny post

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Post  Kelejan on 6/7/2013, 2:11 am

@brainchasm wrote:
@Goosegirl wrote:CC - you are reminding me of the wonderful beauty of living 2000 miles from the rest of my family! thanks

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As George Burns once said, "Happiness is a loving, caring, close-knit family...

that lives in another state."

I would give a lot to have my mother interfering in my garden.
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Post  camprn on 6/7/2013, 6:52 am

@Kelejan wrote:
@brainchasm wrote:
@Goosegirl wrote:CC - you are reminding me of the wonderful beauty of living 2000 miles from the rest of my family! thanks

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As George Burns once said, "Happiness is a loving, caring, close-knit family...

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I would give a lot to have my mother interfering in my garden.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/7/2013, 10:29 am

@Kelejan wrote:
I would give a lot to have my mother interfering in my garden.
Sigh!


I know...that's what the girls at work often tell me and I keep it in mind... I love you...even when I found the huge open container of systemic rose pesticide this morning, knowing that she recently planted her favorite rose bush right next to my fava bean plants (not in SFG), which now I won't be eating this year. *bigger sigh*

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Post  Kelejan on 6/7/2013, 11:53 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:
@Kelejan wrote:
I would give a lot to have my mother interfering in my garden.
Sigh!


I know...that's what the girls at work often tell me and I keep it in mind... I love you...even when I found the huge open container of systemic rose pesticide this morning, knowing that she recently planted her favorite rose bush right next to my fava bean plants (not in SFG), which now I won't be eating this year. *bigger sigh*

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CC, I don't even know if my mom would have interfered in my gardening efforts; she may have been even worse than yours. Very Happy

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Post  mollyhespra on 6/7/2013, 2:49 pm

It's hard, isn't it? She just doesn't understand... You have my sympathy, CC.

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