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Post  jinx on 7/9/2010, 12:53 pm

My garden is getting so big that I wonder if I have everything too crowded.


Salsa box at 41 days


Squash box at 34 days. Wishing I had gotten trellises put in a long time ago. How do you train a pumpkin vine where is it suppose to grow?


First Anaheim chilies


First zucchini


First bell peppers

Hoping the pumpkins don't over take the watermelon. I planted them 2 squares apart but because I didn't get a trellis in (I thought since they were giant pumpkins I'd need to keep them on the ground) the pumpkin is starting to crowd the watermelon. Can you prune one of the pumpkin vines with out hurting growth on other vines?

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Post  camprn on 7/9/2010, 2:48 pm

Looks fabulous! I hope you picked the zuke right away & that it was delicioso.

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Post  silverbug on 7/9/2010, 3:35 pm

Looks great!! I trained my pumpkin by initially tying it to the trellis with my all purpose roll of green twisty tie, and then took the long tendrils after that and just kinda gently used them like strings and wound them around where I wanted them. Within a couple hours the beast gets it's own ideas and twists itself tightly to the spot. Pumpkins are creatures from another planet!!!

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Post  jinx on 7/9/2010, 5:52 pm

@camprn wrote:Looks fabulous! I hope you picked the zuke right away & that it was delicioso.

You can't tell from the picture, but it is only about 2 inches long, so I'm giving it another few days so we can at least share it between the 5 of us instead of fighting over it. LOL In another week or two I think we will have enough for all of us to have our fill, plus hopefully enough for zucchini bread to eat and some to freeze for future treats.

@silverbug wrote:Looks great!! I trained my pumpkin by initially tying it to the trellis
with my all purpose roll of green twisty tie, and then took the long
tendrils after that and just kinda gently used them like strings and
wound them around where I wanted them. Within a couple hours the beast
gets it's own ideas and twists itself tightly to the spot. Pumpkins are
creatures from another planet!!!

LOL I'm beginning to believe what you say. One vine grew over a foot in one night. I was totally shocked it took my breath away. I need to figure out what to do before it completely takes over. My son will be very sad if it chokes out his watermelon.

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Post  Megan on 7/9/2010, 6:40 pm

@jinx wrote:One vine grew over a foot in one night. I was totally shocked it took my breath away. I need to figure out what to do before it completely takes over. My son will be very sad if it chokes out his watermelon.

I have several big vines growing in the same bed -- two cucumbers, a watermelon, a crookneck squash, and the Zucchino. The cucumbers and the watermelon are already duking it out but they are "sharing" so far...so I have hopes for your watermelon! They are growing in/around each other but so far no choking seems to be taking place.

What is scaring me is that the Zucchino is down on the ground, now. My two pumpkins now have seed leaves (planted them on Monday, that was quick!) and I am thinking I'll need to plant them well away from the Zucchino. (They are in a small, temporary container right now.)

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