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9/2/11 10:46 P

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I've seen on TV where the fruit can be put in a make-shift hammock made from nylon stockings and tied to the trellis. The watermelons would really need a strong trellis and many hammocks. LOL

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8/31/11 8:10 P

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I have done that with cucumbers. Works real good..
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8/31/11 7:06 P

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Laurie - My aunt doesn't have much room either and she built a tepee type trellis over each plant and supported them while they grew. She picked the fruit when it was smaller (and in my opinion sweeter) so it didn't put too much stress on the vines.

My Aunt's theory is that anything that vines out can vine up. I like that but ?? if watermelons would work. I doubt it.

Keep looking for ways to garden in the space you have.

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8/31/11 3:40 P

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I have not grown them due to the fact they take a lot of room and I currently do not have much room. I do like to eat them and someday will grow them.

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8/29/11 12:29 P

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All squash vines & not unusual. Do you have many blooms on it? I wouldn't disturb it until the season is over.

Always allow plenty of space for plants that vine. I think you will like the speghetti squash so also think it will be worth the space it is taking up.

Have a GREAT day, Cindy.

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8/29/11 9:59 A

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Funny, like people, all dogs don't like the same things. Luckily mine won't eat any of the raw vegetables from the garden, but she'll eat veggies if I put dip on them. :-) She sniffs my squash but doesn't eat them.
Has anyone grown spaghetti squash before, and is it typical for a plant to grow 20 feet long? Mine has branched out in all directions and climbed over a tomato plant and a planter of flowers! I've got about 5 squash growing on it now. I didn't expect it to get this big, but it's fun to watch it grow.
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8/28/11 9:30 P

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Healthy dog. He knows what is good. emoticon
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8/22/11 9:14 A

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At least you rescued 3 of your squash. That is the way all of us have learned about gardening - through trial and error mostly.

Have a GREAT day and enjoy your squash. I am glad my Macki Girl is not vegetarian. emoticon Hugs, Sunny

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8/21/11 9:57 P

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We have 3 labs and my compost pile is open and 2 of them seem to love cantaloupe and watermelon rinds. Tanner, our yellow lab, goes in and gets watermelon rinds and goes in the grass and nibbles any red off then goes back for more. Some one was here one day and thought I shouldn't let them do that because it was not good for them. I think if they like it let them have it.

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8/21/11 9:19 P

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Too late. My squash is gone except three little ones I rescued. Lesson learned for next year.

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8/21/11 8:26 P

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It give a new meaning of your dog eating you out of house and home.

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8/20/11 3:30 P

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I agree with e mesh or chicen wire over the squash. You could hold it down at the edges with garden staples.

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8/20/11 1:18 P

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Considering the other things my dog eats, I should be quite happy.

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8/20/11 12:44 P

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I knew a person whos Lab kept eating their tomatoes. Dogs!

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8/20/11 12:29 P

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And you think your good if you can keep the bugs and snails out, now you have to worry about the dog. All I can say is there must be something nutritionally in the squash that he craves.

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8/20/11 10:50 A

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What a hoot - a squash eating dog.

I would cover the squash plants with a fencing mesh. That way they will still get sunlight but hopefully the mesh will discourage your squash eating dog.

Sunny

Do keep us posted...

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We put in a raised garden this year. It's not real big since we just bought the house and it's our first garden. Hubby wanted to grow butternut squash so I planted four plants. I noticed that we had A LOT of squash growing (about 15). Some started to rot but I still had around 10 squashes. They aren't big but I was excited since last year we tried planting squash and got some nice vines but no fruits.

All of a sudden my squash started to disappear. I found mostly eaten squash in the garden and a seed in the dog's water dish. I actually caught him eating one. Now I'm down to about three squashes and trying to figure out how to fence off the garden. It's the only way I can think to keep the dog from getting in the garden. He won't touch the herbs, cukes or peppers.

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