Friday, May 13, 2011

the year of the Cucurbits

i am ultra excited about the new addition to my gardens this year - a good old fashioned melon/squash/gourd/pumpkin patch.  In case you were wondering...Cucurbitaceae is a plant family, also known as gourd family, which includes crops like cucumbers, squashes (including pumpkins), luffas, and melons (including watermelons). 

We will begin digging this weekend - luckily my hubby sweet-talked our farmer neighbors and we have use of a small bobcat and rototiller - wooo hooo!  Definitely will be a huge back-saver as this garden will be large so the plants have plenty of room to spread out.
We will be trying all sorts of varieties including...
TONS of interesting winter squash & specialty pumpkins

photo-Johnny's Seeds
Rouge Vif D'Etampes
photo-Johnny's Seeds

Marina Di Chioggia
photo-Johnny's Seeds
Moonshine
photo-Johnny's Seeds
Jarrahdale
photo-Johnny's Seeds
Musque de Provence
photo-Johnny's Seeds
Long Island Cheese
photo-Johnny's Seeds
Speckled Hound
photo-Johnny's Seeds
Blue Hubbard
photo-Country Living
Lumina
photo-Johnny's Seeds
Waltham Butternut
photo-Johnny's Seeds
Vermicelli Squash
photo-Johnny's Seeds
Buttercup Squash

plus a big crop of summer squash as well
photo-Johnny's Seeds
Cashflow

photo-Park Seed
Horn of Plenty

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