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