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Squash Plant

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-09-2012


I have four squash plants, one of them a white squash….Our first time to plant white squash…What a plant. It has taken over the little area I have. The other plants are there but you can’t see them. We do get a yellow or Mexican squash from time to time, but the white or patty pan are just unbelieveable in production and taste. Below are a couple of pictures. One of my neighbors asked if the plant was going cross the street…

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Your white squash must be related to our Tabonggow (Filipino): our very long squash that runs everywhere it can go, up telephone poles, down fences, and up trees, if it can find one. I’ll send you pictures sometimes. All it needs is a little fertilizer and a lot of water, and it will go, go, go.

I am not sure about these squash but they are excellent eating squash, and very productive as I said.

Beautiful pictures! Is this your backyard? It don’t even look like Albuquerque to me, but I was more familiar with the Albuquerque Heights (SE & NE) and the area around KAFB. I didn’t spend much time down in the valley, at least not in the old section along the river and Old Town because I was afraid of being mugged. The area where you are was empty desert then.

This is my front yard, a flower bed that I plant some vegies. The squash took over this year. My garden is in the back, no squash. The area from Rio Rancho to south of the Interstate 40 is homes,, shopping centers and schools and churches. No vacant land anymore except for the far west, west of 98th street…

It’s a beautiful place and well kept and manicured. I see they developed the area in the west in the modern style with plenty of wide open space, not wall-to-wall homes built out of “ticky tacky” like some areas in the SE section of Albuquerque.

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