Garden Bounty

19 Aug

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I guess you can call this bounty, at least it is the first thing I picked this summer, some white scalloped squash.

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Around the Fourth of July I tilled up a strip in the back of the homestead and planted some seeds “three sisters style” although I guess you can call this four sisters. I planted sweet corn, squash, purple hull peas and okra intermingled together. That night I got 1/2 of rain and I really had a good emergence. Since then we have received at least 8 inches of rain and the plants are thriving. I really didn’t expect too much since I planted so late but I might get enough vegetables for a few meals anyway. Keep prepping everyone!

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2 Responses to “Garden Bounty”

  1. pioneer Preppy August 19, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Corn on the 4th is an iffy prospect up here. It is done of course but your at best getting a 50/50 chance of enough rain to get it to maturity.

    We call those pattipan squash and they are my favorites.

    • doublebhomestead August 20, 2013 at 9:24 am #

      Yeah I know it was late, I planted it mostly for the deer to eat. That is my favorite squash as well. You can bake it in a casserole and it holds a little shape and doesn’t cook down to mush.

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