To me the squash vine borer is the demon of southern gardens. Taking squash that are so productive in the north they are given to neighbors who don’t like their car doors and destroying them before they even produce.
Enter the Zucchetta Tromboncino aka “the bad ass, honey badger, dual purpose squash”. Check these guys out going into second season production after being hammered by vine borers and yet they just keep going.
We look at another plant that may also be a bad ass for squash production, the Seminole pumpkin and take a look at some other garden updates, dispel some cross pollination myths, say hello to the new Saxony ducks and more.
Seeds for these squash can be found at these links…
The sweet potato I grow is really amazing too. You can get slips from Burpee in spring, if you save some every year to make new slips you will never need to buy them again. They are called “Murasaki” and you can get them here. https://bit.ly/2R5WxB1