In the garden: Squash in search of lost time
The first squash flowers (July 18), from flats, after the horrible and disheartening episode of the lethal sea food compost that killed all my seeds. They have a lot of catching up to do!
So, again, we'll hope for a long, long Indian summer. I was originally going to enclose that bed with a climbing structure for them, but I doubt they will get that far. But maybe they will try to make up for the late start with frantic speed.
Encouragingly, there is already a honey bee deep in the flower. Less encouragingly, I see two cucumber beetles (yellow and black stripes). Even less encouragingly, I see the signs of powdery mildew collecting along the veins of the leaves. Normally, that only happens with leaves four times this size, and with the vines having taken over half the garden.