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Late squashes bloom

Yellow squash bloomI've been watching our second planting of summer squash like a hawk, waiting for the first sign of the vine borers that killed our spring planting.  I even dreamed about the huge, spiky leaves multiplying and growing.

Sunday morning, just like the climax of my dream, the first plant opened a glowing yellow flower.  I guess we won't be squashless after all!  I wonder if I could plant in early August every year and not have to spray Bt?

Dew on a summer squash leaf

Brought to you by our homemade chicken waterer.

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when do you usually get first frost?
Comment by brett Mon Sep 14 10:04:55 2009
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Officially, our average first frost date is October 10. But it could be a week or two earlier or later in weird years.
Comment by anna Mon Sep 14 11:33:13 2009

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