I had heard talk from other backyard gardeners, that vine borers destroy plants quickly and mercilessly. And now, I was part of the club.
Some gardeners swear by rinsing and fermenting tomato seeds, but this technique sounded MUCH simpler, so I decided to give it a try.
I’m officially obsessed with canning food. Good news! Most kitchens have the basics that are necessary for waterbath canning. If you have a tall stock pot, tongs, and jars you have what you need to get started!
The good news? The neighboring yellow squash plants TOOK OFF. I kid you not, they looked noticeably bigger and healthier the day after I gave them more space.
The bad news? Squash don’t like being relocated.
Propagating a sucker into a plant of its own can be a little daunting (but it shouldn’t be, because it’s a cinch!)
With a mixed variety packet, I didn’t know which seeds would grow into which type of squash… which necessitated a bit of strategy.
When I see blooms, I like to help out the neighborhood bees and do a little bit of pollination by hand… you know, just to be sure.
In just a few weeks, my potato sprouts have filled the entire grow bag! I took photos every step of the way, and now… we wait.
5 steps to propagating strawberries. The process is surprisingly easy… I’m talking do-on-your-lunch-break-easy… I say that from experience because I literally accomplished it in the 20 minutes I have at home on my own lunch break.
I had convinced myself that summer squash (yellow squash & zucchini) would grow vertically if trained. It will not.