Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wilting Squash

This past week I ripped out all of our zucchini and a summer squash plant, we only have one remaining.  Between powdery mildew, vine borers, the heat and most likely bacterial wilt the squashes gave up and wilted away.  I was disappointed because we were hoping to be inundated with squash, but our plants did much better this year than they did last year.  

At the hardware store I was able to pick up a zucchini and summer squash for 99 cents each and thought I would give it a whirl to see how well the starts would do this late in the season. I didn't have anywhere else to put them other than the spots I ripped out the old plants so I might be feeding them to the wolves if the vine borers and other pests haven't moved on yet but I figured its better than not trying.

 wilted away squash

new starts with the one surviving squash plant

1 comment:

  1. Nothing beats a failure like a try..I wish you luck with the may feel your love and outdo everything else:o)