When I started our little raised vegetable garden, I didn’t do much planning or research. I just sort of planted whatever I thought we’d like to eat and figured I would learn as I go. Well, that’s exactly what I’m doing – learning. We’ve had some success – tons of radishes early in the spring and a good amount of sweet peas a bit later. But now I am learning some important lessons about growing summer squash.
Lesson number 1: Summer squash plants get Really.Big. I mean, I knew when I planted them that they get big, but I only knew this in theory. I hadn’t ever grown them or seen them in person before and I wanted to be sure we were going to get some yellow squash and zucchini this summer. So I planted six. Three yellow squash and three zucchini. All in a single row that is only about 4 feet long. And they have taken over!