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Texas Gardening: Can I plant spaghetti squash in these holes?

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sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9320186

Tadaaaaaa! A full compost bin! I'm going to try to turn it every three weeks, so I can have finished compost asap. I look forward to the three week mark with fear and trembling (well, not me--just my back).

My finished compost is in the tile bin. I was wondering if I could plant something in those holes for my fall garden. lol

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9320331

Congratulations!!! that looks great.!!!
Yes you could plant squash in the blocks, but they would probably run rampant through the compost, and with winter approaching they probable wouldn't last long.
If you want to plant now you could plant something that is winter hardy, like Kale, Swiss chard, spinach or garlic.

Of course it never hurts to experiment, we can learn a lot that way.
Josephine.
sybram
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2012
6:19 PM

Post #9320588

Thanks, Josephine. Maybe I'll do the garlic. Should I just plant one in each square?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 30, 2012
6:54 PM

Post #9320622

Yes, you don't want to crowd them, and I think they will do well.
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 31, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9321248

Wow! Looks like you grew a fine dog out of that compost already! LOL! Mine would be rolling in it.

You could also alternate with a winter hardy flower like a pansy. That would look cool with Swiss chard or kale.

Have fun!

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