Col- Yeah, yours is an entirely different routine for a different goal. There's no way on earth we observers could ever consider it lazy!
I just try to do the best I can with the conditions I have. I know I'll never grow a respectable giant, but variety I can manage...generally. I'm not going to get cocky or anything! haha!
I'm really hoping I can make a go of Wyatt's Wonder, even though I don't expect anything near what they give for possible maximum size. They say 110 to 120 days, which is more than what our growing season usually offers...plus we're having a late spring. (Facebook keeps rubbing it in, showing me pictures I posted on this date in previous years.) If they don't ripen, there's still Early Giant. (As previously mentioned, they're nowhere near "giant" but they're big, and, you know, early.)
UnOrthodOx-- That's a stinking shame about the millet-- especially after you've put the effort in to start them indoors, and they were doing well. Sorry.
Kdestra-- I hope you wind up with some. If so, we can hear a review.
Hahaha! Finding some seeds and tucking them in a corner you've sworn off using for pumpkins--that sounds so like me, too! My tiny luffas didn't germinate (iffy source, anyway) which is probably just as well!
Chubstuff-- I would be upset with anything messing with frogs, snakes, etc. in my yard & garden, too! We have a big dog, and while she loves cats, she also likes to chase (she won't hurt them, but if they run, it's a game to her), and to bark, so not to many neighbors' felines visit our yard.
I planted some Job's Tears the other day. I tried growing them several times when I was a kid, and barely got more than my initial seed back, but that was then (and I was in an even colder, shorter-season zone than I am now.) If I have any success, I want to try making one of those macramé/beaded gourd rattles, which (if things work out) I intend to use for the Halloween after this coming one.
It's a beautiful day today, and I might just be encouraged to get some cucurbits in the garden. Yay!