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After the rain, I thought it would be a good time to photograph some of my vegetables and watermelon.

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These beautiful healthy spaghetti Squashes grew from seeds I saved last year. We have been picking them, some even while very small.  Our baby grandson loved them, when he was here.

We also shared some with friends who wondered why they are not yellow like the one purchased in the store.

Does anyone have an idea how to tell when is the best time to harvest?

In the past, I served this Squash as one would serve pasta.  I added chopped Basil, Pine Nuts, chopped Garlic and grated Cheese.  This week, for our company we experimented and created a different dish.  Here are the instructions for our new dish:

Cut in half, remove all seeds, sprinkle with Cinnamon and Nutmeg.  Grate an Apple and sprinkle with unsweetened coconut.  Top it off with a few pieces of Butter and bake until soft when you poke it with a fork.

We liked it and so did the company.

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For years I have not bothered with growing strawberries, because I found them too difficult to keep healthy and protect them from animals.

This Summer, I planted one 4 X 4 raised bed.  I am getting lots of brown spots and not much pleasure, since I have been removing the fruit, as instructed.

Probably covering the entire box with the red plastic would help keep the moisture level even and a drip irrigation would prevent the brown spots.

Do I have to spray to eliminate the fungus?

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