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Squash
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hay    Posted 02-01-2002 at 11:16:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
i bought a "sweet dumpling squash" at the store. cut it open and it really does have a sweet pleasant pumpkin-like odor. flesh is orange and has lots of seeds. has anyone grown this variety and what special problems have you encountered? i live in an extremely hot/humid climate in se texas. is spring the best time to grow these or would i be better off waiting until mid summer and growing for a fall/winter crop?


Cowboy Joe    Posted 02-02-2002 at 13:00:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
SQUASH the Rams & Patriots on Sunday.


Spokerd1    Posted 02-01-2002 at 16:11:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hay and MikeH-Tx ping me.


MikeH-Tx    Posted 02-01-2002 at 15:12:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
This variety is a staple in my garden in Austin.

Spring planting is no problem, April and beyond. Planting in Feb/Mar is risky but sometimes works. Biggest problem is squash vine borers that kill the plant just when production is getting going. Insecticide early on is my best answer.

Like you suggest, I actually prefer a Fall garden to a Spring one, but means you have to plant in late July. Miss one day of watering and the vines are flat to the ground. Fewer bugs and a longer growing season.

My favorite squash is Delicata. If you are buying seeds, try some of that. Cucumber shaped rather than round, and tastes about like a sweet potato. Best squash out there, imho.


Dreamweaver    Posted 02-01-2002 at 14:30:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here's a little bit about it Hay...
http://www.humeseeds.com/sqsh_sd.htm


hay    Posted 02-01-2002 at 14:36:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks, dreamweaver. i was just looking for some good ol' country folks input on this.



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