Oct 10, 2008

Time goes by so fast.

Just over a year ago we picked our first winter squash crop.
The test is how long we can store them.
The new crop is in. We didn't plant as many as last year.

I spent some time cutting out squash vine borers.
I think they stress the plant sufficiently that the squash is hardier when we pick it. Or maybe its the clay soil, full of minerals. This is the third generation from our seed bank.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your blog - most of what I find on permaculture deals more with the why than the how - and any photos are tiny. I love that when you have photos, I can click on them and they're huge. It's great to be able to scroll around and really look at the detail of what you're accomplishing.

I'm just getting into Permaculture - I have Gaia's Garden and it's terrific, but sometimes I feel like I have to be an engineer to really do this this "properly".

At any rate, great blog. I check it often.

-K.

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