We recently posted to our facebook page that I had planted Delicata Squash and Pumpkin in the same raised bed. I probably won't s be saving seeds form these but at least I'll have an amazing harvest. These plants are growing HUGE!
Someone asked why we would not save seeds and I explained about cross-pollination. Cross-pollination can occur throughout the entire garden and not just within a single raised bed. BEES travel great distances to pollinate our delicious organic garden.
First, check out our NEW video of our garden and a brief explanation of Squash Pollination!
What varieties will cross-pollinate?
From garden Guide, "Varieties of winter squash, jumbo pumpkins and ornamental gourds that
are closely related will cross-pollinate if you plant them close
together. Don't worry about cucumbers or melons. Although tomatoes are
self-pollinating, they can cross pollinate."
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