8 hours ago
Monday, March 1, 2010
Last Wednesday when it was snowing, I received a knock at the door. Much to my delight, it was my seed delivery from Territorial Seeds. I love the ritual of reading the catalogues in Winter and carefully making my selections for Spring. This year I decided to try Partenon squash, a variety that doesn't require insect pollination. I plan on covering the plants with floating row cover and eating squash all summer. Every year the evil squash vine borers (actually quite pretty) destroy my squash. I hope to thwart the enemy by keeping the plants covered. I always feel a bit like Elmer Fudd when working against the borers and the stink bugs, but in Winter before the battle begins, I feel quite clever.