James Landreth wrote:What's the temperature where you're at, William? I want to give this a shot in western Washington but I'm not sure when to sow
Jenn Wright-Ford wrote:Have you tried the squash hedge before? If so, did it work to keep the deer out? I think it is a brilliant idea and I'd like to try. My only worry is cross pollinating my precious squashes with hedge squash.
On a different squash note... Perhaps I need to save more seed of my precious strains and manure pile plant my less precious ones for feed?
Collin Wolfe wrote:I will be interested in seeing the results come in the fall. My location has the frosts about a week later in spring and a week sooner in the fall. I'd say your trial may be applicable to gardening here. I look forward to seeing the results.
Mike Jay wrote:Hi William, the three batches of seeds I planted mostly all sprouted. Despite being planted over the course of three weeks they are all about the same size (1" high). We haven't had a frost in a month and we're past the "normal" last frost date.
Are these indeterminate varieties? I'm trying to figure out if I need to get some cages ready or not.
Mike Jay wrote:Thanks William! Those were three of the 5 you sent. Jagodka and 42 days were the others. I didn't start any inside so they are all quite small still. Knowing that they tend to be semi determinate or at least smaller, I'll skip building more cages for them. If they get too big I'll cobble something up. Good luck with your tiller, that looks like some robust weed pressure
Mike Jay wrote:The direct seeded ones are probably two weeks away from flowering.
Mike Jay wrote:Thanks gentlemen! So I'll just go with the most robust plants that have the earliest flowers. If tomatoes are this inbreeding, it seems like it's a waste of time to put wedding favor baggies over my tomato blossoms to ensure they come out true to type.
Mike Jay wrote:
42 days: Covered with tomatoes and should ripen first. Bigger than cherry tomatoes. Not sure what "42 days" refers to, they're currently about 70 days old