Rez Zircon wrote:Bonnie's "Cherokee Purple" (heritage) -- huge bushy plant, upright center with large strong lateral branches.
Rez Zircon wrote:Also planted some spaghetti squash seeds from a random locally-produced fruit (which was a good keeper). Four plants was overkill. ONE would have been overkill. Kudzu has nothing on 'em; they've taken over all the open ground and are now invading the corn. And they make zucchini look inadequate. I read that you could expect 4 or 5 per vine... wrong!! Each has around 30 squash-in-progress (about 80% fruit set) and no end in sight. Planted April 14th and the first fruit reached mature size by July 10th. Two types -- one cream-colored like the parent, the other mottled-green.
Rez Zircon wrote:I get tulips and grape hyacynth way out in the grass... horse chestnut up in the pasture didn't get there by itself... those are probably from squirrels, but I think the peas did it themselves. I'd let these peas go to harvest seeds and must have missed a few pretty good flingers --several are in a straight line as if they'd been planted.
Speaking of... last year I got a weed in my pasture that looked like a mini tomatillo, with fruits about half an inch big -- except it had rhysomes (and killed everything around it, so I did away with it) and the coverings were more like closed bells. Anyone know what it was?