mjj (flemmings) wrote,

The grate outdoors

My squash plants are a-bloom with flowers. All the flowers are male. I believe the answer is to plant more squash plants that may produce females. This will take time, as I plant from seed.

Neighbours have a raccoon-scaring machine that drives my s-i-l to foaming fury, but which seems to have discouraged the squirrels to some extent. At least, so far nothing has eaten the squash blooms, which squirrels love to do.

Meanwhile there must be standing water somewhere in the vicinity (no wonder after the amount of rain we've had) because the garden is full of mosquitoes this year. This is why I haven't been out plum-picking-up as much as in other years. Happily, there seem to be fewer plums (and cherries) than before. Or possibly they just haven't fallen yet.
Tags: rl_15

  • Alas, Wednesday

    One oddity of this round of weight loss is that my feet have shrunk. Right foot sloshes about in its boot, birks fall off even with socks. I keep…

  • Another country

    'But still there's the Met.' There is always the Met, thank god, and always with paleaswater as guide. This time around was the Yuan…

  • (no subject)

    No one commenting on this post about the trick ending ('it was all a dream' 'the protagonist was dead all along' 'it's an artificial reality')…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded