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Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Planting SQUASH (lots of it)

We started the late morning with an empty plain old field of dirt...all ready to be planted!
We strapped the girls into their car seats in the back of the gator, loaded up some flats of plants that Diane had started in the greenhouse.
I started to plant while Diane continued to get the remainder of the plants. Initially I thought I was planting ridiculous quantities of brussel sprouts but Diane assured me that she had just reused the tags and they were in fact squash.After all those trips back and forth in the gator, Capri decided it was time for her nap. We put her in the shade, covered her up with my tank top and she pretty much snoozed for the remainder of the planting...quite convenient.

Cedi was our helper...she water the plants after we planted them.
Grandpa was in charge of keeping her on task.

We had around 800 squash plants planted and watered in about 2.5 hours. We still have some more acorn's to get in but we're waiting for them to mature a little more. Hopefully you'll see some squash at the orchard this fall if all goes well!

4 comments:

Eileen said...

ok kim...so now what are you going to do with all that squash...

i can't even use the few plants i plant...

Salad for Breakfast said...

whooooooooooa what are you going to do with all that squash? i would give up after planting 3 or 4...i don't have that much patience to do gardening. LOL

TheTinyGarden said...

Wow, you have quite the place. Love the girls in their car seats! Will follow and plan on reading more.

Kim said...

hopefully sell it?!?... luckily my girls inhale squash. We bake a bunch up at a time and then freeze it in plastic baby food containers so we can eat it year round.

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