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Wasn't quite sure where to post this. I've been starting seedlings for my garden and they're doing better than I expected. Every seed sprouted and so I have a few extra squash and snake melon plants (very few) I just started potting them up to six inch plastic pots. If someone is in the north Austin/Cedar Park area and would be interested moosage me and I'd be happy to find them homes.

three Seminole pumpkin (the one that grows wild in the Florida Everglades)
four tatume squash (summer squash like a calabaza matures to small pumpkin)
and three snake melons (giant cucumbers, insect and powdery mildew resistant)

This year I'm testing a variety of squash to try and find which varieties let me be laziest. Gonna be direct seeding a Chihuahua land race squash later in the year, also.
 
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Oops, didn't realize there was a Texas/Oklahoma forum. Just added this to there.
 
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I'm probably make a minor gamble and start planting out my squash after the thunderstorm tonight. I'm feeling pretty confident that there won't be more cold than I can shelter them from. I think any time after March 15 is considered the safe time for the area around Austin.

Drop the available Tatume down to three. Every one continues to look healthy.
 
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