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Summer of Squashes

Every summer, I usually plant a few winter squash.  I really like butternut, they just seem more prolific and hardier than many others.  I get a lot of squash vine borers (grubs that drill into the stems and kill the plant) and squash bugs (beetles that eat the plants and damage fruit) and we don't use chemicals (and not many deal with these bugs anyway) so survivability is pretty important to me.  This year, I planted a variety of butternut, I think it's Burgess or something.