First off, we want to apologize for not responding to all the comments lately or commenting to your blog hosted by Blogger. For weeks we’ve had the hardest time commenting. We’re not sure what’s going on or how to fix it but we do want everyone to know that we are reading your blogs and your comments here, we just can’t figure out how to respond.
Now on to squash. Our Patty Pan squash plant is taking over our little garden plot. It is literally squashing everything this else we’ve planted. Check it out.
This is ONE plant. Just one. We planted radishes, lettuce, onions and beets around this plant and we only have about 3 beets coming in and few onions. Thankfully the radishes were already harvested for this year. We have about 2 dozen and they were delicious.
The worse part about the takeover is that there isn’t a single patty pan squash on that plant – yet. We’re hopeful we’ll get at least a dozen as there are a bunch of blossoms but nothing yet.
Thankfully we planted the tomato plants on the other side of the plot and they have had some room to grow. Unfortunately, it’s been very cool here this summer and they aren’t producing much fruit. I think I saw 3 tomatoes on a total of 4 plants. Again, each plant has a fair number of blossoms, so I hoping the weather will warm up and we’ll get more than three tomatoes.
Maybe we’ll be more successful with a fall or spring crop once the squash plants have died. Anyone have any success with non-summer crops in the northwest?