A few days ago I posted about how I was growing all my vine veggies in bags of soil.
I had started planting seeds in them about 4 weeks ago and they had all sprouted quickly.
It looked good and sounded good at the time, but recent developments have shown it not to be a good technique.
A week of rain, an unfortunate snail migration and continual cold temps at night made all my squash, melons, cukes and pumpkins fail to grow or they turned yellow and died. Even with drainage holes, the bags never drained out and the bottom of the bags never warmed up.
Yesterday when the sun came out I did "veggie rescue" and cut all the bags open and removed the soaking wet clumps of soil and the remaining plants and lined them up at the end of one of my rows.
It was a muddy, cold mess of dirt and rotting roots.
The soil will take a few days of continual sunshine to dry out and hopefully the veggies will look a little better by then.
Sadly, I had used the last of my banana melon, white pumpkin and banana squash seeds in this bag technique and they did not survive.
Live and Learn.
Some of my friends are growing cukes in bags hung from their porches as well as potatoes in buckets, and all seem to be growing nicely.
When the soil warms up I am going to reseed a few regular buttercup squash and call it a done deal.
Anyone have any banana melon or banana squash seed they want to share?
Ever have a garden disaster?