Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cucurbita moschata

I am germinating (hopefully) purchased 2 year old seeds of "Upper Ground Sweet Potato" and fresh seeds of 'Violina' butternut squash, plus open-pollinated seeds, some dating to 2005, of various calabaza-type pumpkins from past harvests, and from a roadside plant of what resembled 'Argonaut' that I spotted some miles south of Okeechobee as I Dad and I returned from a trip to the Keys in 2007. All are derived from the Central American species Cucurbita moschata and so should thrive IF I give them enough water and keep the soil fertile this summer. I am asking the Universe once more, as I do each spring, for many tropical depressions to SATURATE Tampa this spring, summer and fall!.

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