Three of my squash plants have produced/are producing actualfax squash. This is very exciting! (I suspect I will feel differently later in the summer, since I am already starting to have "oh no, I need to think of something to cook with all of them..." forebodings, but for right now let me revel in the squee, yeah?)
Tan is not fruiting since, as mentioned in my last gardening post, its central stem was destroyed by squirrels before it could set and open more than three or four flowers, and it's currently engaged in regrowing that.
1. Sethera - Friday, 21 July 2017( two more images under the cut )
Meanwhile, the Lazarus pepper is not only continuing to grow a very nice bell pepper fruit, its other branch is working up toward flowers. And pepper F1 (of my eighteen grown-new-this-year plants) looks ready to open a bud within the next few days -- a few of the other new peppers are also growing buds, but they're all much smaller and nowhere near ready to open. .
4. the Lazarus pepper
5. the Lazarus pepper - new buds!( one more image under the cut )
And now I am going to go mix more eggshells into all the plants' soil, because judging by the growth rate on those squash, they are going to NEED calcium pretty soon. :)
So today I picked my first two squash. I probably could have let them go another day or two, but whatever. Squash! :D
(I have a plan, but it requires cardamom. I must remember to track some down today or tomorrow...)
7. Sethera and Azer's first squash, ready to cook when I get my act together in a day or two :)
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