Monday, July 27, 2015

Growing Spaghetti Squash

It only takes one time
of sticking a squash plant of any sort in the garden plot
to know that they will completely take over.
Oh yes, I've done it too.
It's just one plant.  How big can it grow, really?
Knowing that, I wanted spaghetti squash
but was in a quandary as to just where to plant them.
I knew I didn't want them anywhere near the garden.
I also know we have a relatively short growing season,
and I am not good at watering things in 'special' locations.
I had a thought that might be a winner.
I decided to plant them by the pergola to spill over the rocks
towards the river.
The sprinklers hit the area, and the heat on the rocks
could help the plants (fruit) grow.
So far, so good.
Never mind all the weeds.
I haven't spent any real time over here.
The idea appears to to be working.
We have several growing quite well.
Next year, I will add a little more soil/compost
and do a bit of weeding.
Our first, largest, and closest to ripe one,
that oh so innocent pooch got ahold of.
No no bad dog!
I was sooo not happy. 
He didn't actually get the squash, he was playing with the vine
and pulled it out of the ground so the squash came off the vine.
The rest are growing well.
We have a plan for preserving them
that I will share when they are ripe enough to start picking.

So in thinking ahead,
if you have a rock ledge, retaining wall, or other rock face
that is not near the garden but has access to water,
rather than those trailing vines that quickly become weeds
maybe consider planting your squash there.

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. they certainlyseem to like your spot as they are thriving there you are in for some tasty treats

  2. I seem to like them better than my wife.

  3. I haven't tried growing spaghetti squash yet, but I sure do love it prepared many ways. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick