In the garden: Squash catching up with themselves
I hope! (It's very very hot in that patch, so the plants are panting; in the evening, the leaves will unwilt.)
Look! A squash blossom!
So I may get some squash after all, exactly as I got a flourishing "living fence" from my raspberry patch after worrying that I killed it. I should really be less bearish, or, thanks to nippersdad, bearish only in the eating of honey!
Next comes the contruction of a trellis with U-Hoops and green garden thread, so the squash have something to climb on, like the cukes!
NOTE Bad lambert for not covering that newspaper with straw, but the squash don't seem to mind. I laid those stakes down there because when I removed the killer, not fully cooked, seafood compost that killed the first generation of squash, I had to put it somewhere, and I was too lazy to dig a trench, and anyhow my new spade had not yet arrived, so I shoved all the compost aside, mulched it with bags of leaves I'd had banking the house, and laid down newspaper and straw on top of it. But it was a very blowy few days, and so I laid down the stakes... And I'm kinda like a "Leave it lay where Jesus flang it" guy. Flannery O'Connor said that, I think. Maybe I'll take those stakes up and use them for something. Can't just leave them to rot, that's too third world! And on a completely random note, my coffee tasted slightly of salt because I didn't rinse the saucepan properly after boiling salted water in it to cleanse my sinuses with the neti pot, successfully I might add. And who in their right mind would rinse water out of a pot with more water?