After clearing out two more of the field beds, I planted out all of the winter squash and melons. That is 200 linear feet of squash and melons, people! I forgot to take a picture of the plants, but I have a lovely picture of the beds with row cover on them. Well, it's not really a lovely photo, since I took it with my phone and not my nice camera. But, a photo, nonetheless.
I also discovered that the weedy culprit I referred to as milkweed last week, is probably dogsbane. If you look to the left of the row covers, you'll see a bunch of scraggly green stuff. That is dogsbane. That I had to pull out of these two beds before planting the squash and melons. See all that green stuff to the right of the row covers? Also dogsbane. Covering my woodchip pile. I noticed that whatever it is, dogsbane, or just some other bane, it is absolutely covered in Japanese beetles. So, I'm calling it my Japanese beetle traps. As long as they are happy eating that, they might stay off my vegetables. And there is enough to feed an entire army of Japanese beetles.
Some of the potatoes have begun to flower. Did you know that potatoes flowered? They are lovely.