Warning: I am rambling here.
Okay, I make up for my black thumb with quantity.
I counted my zuke plants. Sixteen of them this year.
Five seems to be doing well. And I seem to have the
upper hard on the accursed squash bugs.
I have various little ones too that I have been experimenting
with late sprouting.
I am also starting to win on the powder mold too.
One of my premiere plants with huge leaves and ~18 inch
stems got nailed in a late wind. Every branch snapped
and died. But the trunk is still growing, so I keep
watering it. This will be fun to see if it comes back
to life and actually fruits.
Some of the plans have squat brittle leaves and 1/2" stems.
I haven't figured that one out yet. I have to be careful
looking under them for squash bug eggs as I have snapped
a few leaves in half on these.
I hope to have a quorum of fruit for the pan this
Monday. Garden to pan zukes make my eyes roll in my
I hope to break my 12 fruit barrier this year. Last year
I forget, I think I had over 10 plants and only got
about 12 fruit total.
I think I will use last years bull s**
* story on them
when I pick them. I will tell their parents I am taking
their offspring for a drive in the country. Zukes is
so stupid! (To quote Yosemite Sam.)