by Leslie Cox; Saturday, July 22, 2017
FYI: The Cucurbitaceae family encompasses cucumbers, summer squashes, winter squashes, pumpkins, gourds, watermelons, and muskmelons.
As a food grower…or grower of food…it is a little alarming to see a healthy plant with lots of flowers but no tiny fruits developing. Especially since summer is progressing and we want to harvest at least a few crops.
The current problem is: all of the flowers are male.
by Leslie Cox; Saturday; July 22, 2017
Since my tech guy has moved up into a whole new career and changed residence about two years ago, I have been muddling through on my own. But this recent case had me stumped. It even had the tech support team stumped over at my webhost server.
Until today. It’s fixed. Finally. But notice celebratory commentary is only laid down in lower case. And no exclamation marks. I am going to give the fix another two or three days of quiet breathing and silent prayers before I jump up and down over my tech issues being in my rearview mirror.
In the meantime…my humble apologies for not getting follow-up material to my Duchess of Dirt columns appearing in the Comox Valley Record posted up on my website.
I will be rectifying that omission over the next while. Please stay tuned.
by Leslie Cox; Friday; June 9, 2017
I wrote about this pest in my latest Duchess of Dirt column in the June 8th edition of the Comox Valley Record newspaper.
This blog article is a follow-up with more information and more photos.
(View my column article at: http://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/community/garden-pests-are-back-with-a-vengeance/)