Not squashing my Squash
This week, so far, I’ve written 3 separate blog posts, and none of them seem right to follow Coffee in her garden… I guess I was nervous. I tend to move on from things and forget to come back. Maybe that’s what it is. I have no idea and I live inside this head.
I guess that brings us to update. I have had a comment or two of contact with Ms. C through our social media connections, but otherwise I have avoided it. I just didn’t want to have to tell her I’d murdered those beautiful squash plants. They’ve actually been perking back up steadily since their second day of transplant, but I knew if I spoke to her, I’d basically call my plants out to die. I wasn’t having a lot of faith in them, or rather I didn’t have a lot of faith in my transplant skills.
However! These spirited little things are standing, and though all but two of them suffered some transplant shock, eight of the nine seem to be doing alright! I hate losing even that one, but an almost 90% survival rate is okay in my book! Hopefully, they have no problem putting on new shoots and blooms now.
Along with our adopted squash, we’ve planted a variety of plants from our local Co Op (Shout out to the sweet girl there for helping me choose our plants!) and transplanted more pollinator attractants along the fence row.
Here’s to hoping all the squash, onions, peppers, and tomatoes (and possibly lettuce & potatoes from a tower to be built later this week; I’ll update on that one later) come in right on time.
*Bonus: I got the cultivator cranked up and ready for that next coffee date, so Ms. C can aerate her rows whenever she’s ready! And I don’t have to tell her I murdered the squash. 😉