In the Garden

So Long, Squashies

Remember the squash that were suffering from blossom end rot in the Grow Camp? Well, I ended up pulling out the squash a few weeks ago. It pained me to do it, but it had to be done. They were taking up way to much space to just sit and rot on the vine.

Here they are after I pulled them out of the enclosure. A sad sight to be sure, but it did provide some much needed breathing room for my peppers.

I could almost hear my pepper plants thanking me for the much needed sunlight.

The squash at the bottom of the basket were all I was able to salvage from all those plants. Hubberman was able to make a delicious side dish from them, though. He stir-fried them with the eggplant from this picture in a light sauce of sesame oil and soy sauce.

Better luck with squash next time, I suppose! Adding that to the “lessons learned.”


17 thoughts on “So Long, Squashies”

  1. So sad, so sad. I had two cucumber plants that ended up not being cucumbers at all! They grew some kind of cross-pollenated bulbous shaped things that looked like melons. I finally pulled up those plants, but it wasn’t sad for me at all!

  2. The sun comes up and the sun goes down – and the hands on the clock turn round and round – yes, the cycle of life continues, even in the lives of squash plants. Mine were big and beautiful, but now with the heat and dryness, they’re nothing but shriveled vines. But, Lord willin’, there will be a next year to try again.

    1. Yes, I got a lot happier about gardening when I accepted the failures as an inevitable part of the process! Glad your tomatoes are doing well!!

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