Friday, September 18, 2009

The watermelon wasn't ripe...

Drat! It sounded hollow, it was dull colored, it's vine was yellow with browning wilting leaves... it was all white inside except for a few hints of blush. So I yanked the rest of the vines out and we'll start over.
The zucchini was just getting nasty so it got ripped out too. Those things take up way too much space. I'd rather have my bush beans in that box than one big ol' zucc.
Then I wandered over to the squash. I have given up on the battle with the squash bugs. I'm so tired of them. I eyed the squash menacingly and debated pulling it out. But there's actually 2 decent sized squash on them. Still...I'd rather have tomatoes for salsa and ketchup and salads than just 2 squash. So the squash in that box got a reprieve. But the one in the other box. Well it is over 20 feet long and going but it hasn't produced a pollinated squash yet. And I need space for tomatoes!!
Next year - no squash! :) Or maybe one that I plant NOT at a trellis and let it wander through the paths. I could do that.
Anyhow, mostly I neglected the garden this week. Rain, tired, busy, etc. I hope to plant a few things this weekend in my newly opened areas and replant some things that didn't take.
That's all. I missed out on a nap today and I'm dragging, so have a great weekend! zzzzzzzzzzz


  1. That is so unfortunate....I had several that turned out that way, too. As squash vines grow longer, I just coil them inward. That keeps them from gettin' all squirrely. :-) My three zucchini plants are still in place.

  2. Oh, shoot. What's up with your watermelon and my cantaloupe?

    If you want a squash that wanders and ois really prolific and resistant to powdery mildew, try Waltham Butternut. But boy, it really wanders!

  3. Yuck. I hate it when things don't produce like you would have hoped, ESPECIALLY when they grow so much greenery.

  4. I am so sorry about your watermelon. I know you were looking forward to it.