Rookie Mistake Is My Middle Name!

in HiveGarden8 months ago


Well fellow gardeners of Hive, looks like I have learned something else with this garden I have been working on for roughly 4 months. Know what the heck it is your are actually growing! I was sure I had watermelon growing, since I did compost it, and all. But I forgot about another melon I composted. It was one that I found here at work, that a customer left behind. Yeah they leave behind the most random crap. Sometimes good, sometimes even great, but most of the time it is garbage, like food! Then they wonder why they have a mice problem. But yeah so what I have been growing has turned out to be a specialty squash, called Chilacayote Squash.

But really not a total loss. Sure it is not as sexy as a big juicy watermelon. It will be put to great use. Perhaps some soup is in my near future;)

We have also been gifting these out, and to my surprise a lot of people love this type of Squash! So hey that is worth the effort in my book.

Reading up on it, the skin is rock hard when mature, but when it is young it can be eaten, and used in different ways Vs the more mature ones. Luckily I had one rogue one growing, and will get to experience it like this, and not cut my finger trying to cut through a bigger one! Yes they really are rock hard.

So now that these are done, time to clean up, and focus on the rest of what I have growing.

Like my Tomatoes! I actually took the time to stake them up, since I no longer have my cannabis staked up. Just trying to cut corners, and not spend any $ on this. In fact I even have the same scissors I use to trim my cannabis from when I first started growing! Even have a lot of old Solo Cups. That is one thing I hate is to be wasteful. Which is why you think I would of went to Living Soil a long time ago, but that is a whole other story for a different day.

After staking them up I have noticed an increase in production. These plants really need a support system, and never should of been so cheap, and lazy to put one from the start. But hey these will be used to be thrown at a comedian who bombs on stage. Am I right?

Since I am taking break from growing indoors, I cleaned up all my supplies, and brought them to storage. Which means I now have a bigger arsenal for the flowers, and what is left in the garden. Win-win! I put some down on the base of the Beef Steak, and the Glass Corn, and worked in the soil, then thoroughly watered.

Even remembered to bring the insecticide/fungicide to battle my Aphid problem.



Getting there. Still nasty as hell though. This will probably be tossed eventually. But used as practice until then. Might have to break out a different product I have, and alternate each day.

Jalapenos are about ripe!

So turns out I will get my chance to make me some spitting seeds! Also drying these Sunflowers out to have more seeds for another season, and to gift to anyone who may want some. All that left on the side is more Glass Corn.

So this is what is left of the garden. I may plant some Yellow Watermelon, and see how they do for the rest of the season. You know I do got to redeem myself from the Squash mishap lol. I think I can pull it off since we do get our sunniest weather in September. I just need to hurry, and sow the seeds. As the saying goes, "Its not over until the fat lady sings!" I think I just earned me one of those Beef Steaks to my face. Am I right?


 8 months ago  

Hahahah easy done. I'm just disappointed for you that you don't have watermelons as I know you were looking forward to them. Yay for spitting seeds though! Remember the X files? That's what David Duchovny would do.

Yeah a little disappointed, but it is cool these squashes are not so common around here. I guess they are popular in south and Central America.

And yeah xfiles is awesome! Can’t say I remember much if it though.

 8 months ago  

I know me neither but loved it at the time!!

Maybe try roasting them, might bring out flavour. Do they store well?

Yeah I think they do. I will probably bake them :)

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With gardening, you're always learning something new...
The tomatoes look pretty good, for being in such a hot climate.
Has the monsoon season been helping your garden?

Thank you! Its actually cool here, and no rain here. We really need some bad.

Really cool. I can't believe how far along you are. I have had one small zuchinni and a handful of cherry tomatoes so far. Oh, and the berries and lettuce. That's it but I am hopeful that the new greenhouse helps us out. Looks good in it so far.

Thanks a lot! And yeah I suppose I had an advantage of starting early since it really don’t frost here where I live :)

 8 months ago (edited) 

Love squash, if you can give one to me I would definitely make it into "Squash Okoy" which is my favorite.

I am going to have to google that! Thanks

Welcome, by the way, there has been a mistake, I spelled it "Squash Okay" instead of "Squash Okoy", so, the correct one is "Squash Okoy".

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