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RE: Vacation Blues


Had to be something like that. Still it's funny it happened during the
time I wasn't home, doncha think? Oh well...it's not like we haven't
eaten enough zucchini this summer, and if the rest of the plants stay
healthy we'll certainly have more.
Without much veggie garden to take care of this year I'm not ready to
have it start dying off on me. Years past I'd be so tired of it by now
I'd be cheering.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Daryl
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 1:16 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Vacation Blues

Cyndi,

The squash might have been taken out by mildew. It can kill a plant flat
and
crispy in a couple of days. Oddly, some mildews attack only plants under

drought stress.


d



----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CG/SCSRT"
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@HORT.NET>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 1:01 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Vacation Blues


> Well I'm back. I was in the Sierras for a little over 1 day, spent two
> days on the road. My sister's horse got sick the day after we arrived,
> we hauled him to a vet an hour away - all sorts of horse meds applied,
> didn't help - and when he got worse we were afraid he'd soon be too
ill
> to get in the trailer. My sister apologized to me about every half
mile
> during the trip home, but there weren't a lot of options .  We stopped
> at her vet before getting home. He wasn't any help either.
> Of course the horse started to improve the day after we got back. It's
> all a mystery, it's not like he isn't used to travelling. But I think
I
> talked her out of shooting him. :-)
> So anyway I looked at the veggie garden - husband had not picked
> zucchini so I threw about six club-sized squash to the chickens. But
> somehow in those three days about half the squash plants died. Not
just
> wilted but totally flat and crispy. Husband denies doing anything to
> them. Hmmm.
>
> Cyndi

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