This is the time of year when my squash gets out of control and does whatever it wants. It takes over all the nice rows I've laid out. My husband is irritated it climbs over the fence he built around the garden. He says, "you need to do something about your squash".
What, exactly, am I supposed to do? Ground it? Remove privileges? Send it to its room? You can see in the picture below where two different types of squash are escaping their prison.
Aside from the fact that my squash is trying to take over the world, it doesn't seem to hurt anything when it climbs out of the garden. I do have to wear muck boots now in the garden, as I can't see very well and there is a black snake that likes to hang out under the shady squash. Not to mention that neighbor of ours that got bit by a copperhead when picking peppers in his garden is never far from my mind. Here is one area I now call squash row (this area is primarily rampicante and blue hubbard):
Readers, do you have a favorite squash?