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    Did you know that summer squashes and winter squashes are the same plant? Which means they can also cross-pollinate, so if you’re hoping to save seeds from your plants and want them to stay true, you’ll need to take precautions like separating your plants in the garden, and maybe even bagging your flowers and hand-fertilizing them.
But, if you’re not worried about saving seeds, then we think the more squash the merrier!

    Did you know that summer squashes and winter squashes are the same plant? Which means they can also cross-pollinate, so if you’re hoping to save seeds from your plants and want them to stay true, you’ll need to take precautions like separating your plants in the garden, and maybe even bagging your flowers and hand-fertilizing them.

    But, if you’re not worried about saving seeds, then we think the more squash the merrier!

    — 1 year ago with 9 notes
    #summer squash  #heirloom seeds 
    1. goingbacktothegarden reblogged this from smart-gardener
    2. sabelmouse reblogged this from paintedgoat
    3. smart-gardener reblogged this from katiacambia and added:
      Yep. They’re all Cucurbita something, so they’ll cross pollinate. That’s how come we have so very many different kinds...
    4. katiacambia reblogged this from paintedgoat and added:
      yup. Pumpkins are just a type of winter squash.
    5. paintedgoat reblogged this from smart-gardener and added:
      Yeah. We will just have to see what we end up with next year. The acorns and buttercups are planted together, and the...