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Monday, July 20, 2009

Squashed

The potager is filling in nicely. The trees and herbs are thriving. The tomatoes are about to explode, and the cucumbers have totally taken over on quarter of the garden and moved on to consume some of the yard. We've made a lot of pickles, and will be making a lot of salsa and sauce soon. Everything else is doing well except the squash. We only planted two hills of zucchini this year. It usually does annoyingly well so two is more than enough. This year one hill is thriving and the other is not.




One sickly looking squash. It was planted the same day, from the same seed packet, and has received all the same treatment. They are only 3.5 feet apart. I can't figure it out.

One thrives, the other seems to be withering and about to die. Any ideas?









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2 comments:

Daphne said...

Hmm I have no clue. Usually I'd look at the plant and think it had a nutrient deficiency, but being so close to the other it makes it unlikely. I planted twice as many zucchini plants as last year. I don't know what I was thinking.

jack-of-all-thumbs said...

That is a pretty dramatic difference. Squash borer perhaps, but I would have thought of that would show up as a wilted plant, followed by a dead one. Let us know if you figure it out.

The potager looks like a really, really nice space that will only get better over time.

Well done!

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