https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture wrote:Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered on simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture wrote:9- Use small and slow solutions: Small and slow systems are easier to maintain than big ones, making better use of local resources and producing more sustainable outcomes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture wrote:10- Use and value diversity: Diversity reduces vulnerability to a variety of threats and takes advantage of the unique nature of the environment in which it resides.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture wrote:11- Use edges and value the marginal: The interface between things is where the most interesting events take place. These are often the most valuable, diverse and productive elements in the system.
Scott Stiller wrote:PS these squash do have white flowers. I'll see what they look like after dark.
Terri Matthews wrote:I have NEVER beaten the squash bug: the best I have done is to keep the numbers reduced until after harvest.