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Post  johnp on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 4:08 pm

I hung my freshly picked garlic in the greenhouse for a few days just to keep the vampire's out of my sweet potatoes. Hope it works:


I think I should not have planted this in my sfg. It is a Hopi (old original) squash:
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Post  donnainzone5 on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 4:10 pm

Do vampires suck the juice out of sweet potatoes?
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Post  johnp on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 4:25 pm

I don't know. I have been told they like to 'vine' in.
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Post  boffer on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 5:33 pm

Oh booooooooooo! rofl
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Post  johnp on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 8:28 pm

OK can anyone comment on the squash, it is so large that it is consuming a 4x8 bed. BTW I think the zombies are involved.
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Post  sanderson on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 9:40 pm

rofl

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Post  boffer on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 10:04 pm

Be prepared-it gets worse. One year I warned my closest neighbor to be on the lookout for my vining squash that was headed his way, and that I expected them to engulf his house the following week. What a Face

(His house is over 300 feet away!)

If your Hopi is a bush type squash, you can corral the inboard sides with netting or fencing and train the plant to grow towards the outside of the box. When the squash is in a corner square, I can keep a squash confined to 2 squares.
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on Mon 06 Jul 2015, 11:09 pm

I hadn't thought about it, but mine is safe too!  I pulled up a bunch of garlic a few weeks ago and they're drying in the greenhouse as well.

I'll sleep so much better at night  Wink
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Post  sanderson on Tue 07 Jul 2015, 12:34 am

I guess I better hang the garlic braid up over the back door.

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Post  johnp on Tue 07 Jul 2015, 7:25 am

I am glad that we can all keep our greenhouses safer.

The Hopi squash plant is from seeds I purchased three years ago. I planted two the first year and they both died so I don't know whether it is a bush or a vine. Yesterday I looked and saw what I think is the start of a runner and kind of pointed it away from the other plants and toward the edge of the box. All I remember is that it produces large orange squash and reported to be quite good. Right now it is overwhelming 8 squares, one haldona melon plant and 6 of my leftover cuc's that I couldn't throw away.
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