[gardeners] Mother's thighs

Catharine Vinson (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 13 Jul 1998 10:13:57 +0000

MaPat sent me the following (sorry, Mother, but we need the experts!!):

Those squash plants are growing a tad, are full of blooms, and not a 
single solitary zucchini. They had better shape up or out they go; 
they are shading the thyme -- and one seems to be developing mildew.
That I can't figure in all this heat. 104 yesterday (and 110 in 
Dallas) and more to come.
Ok, she has green thighs that are now about 2 feet long, filled with 
flowers. No real shortage of pollinators. They've been producing flowers 
for over a month and still not a single green thigh. I'm stumped. Mine 
didn't act this way last year. I couldn't keep up with the picking! The 
'mildew' sounds ominous....being lazy, I'd pull the plant and destroy and 
cross my fingers that the other plants don't succumb. 

Catharine, Atlanta (MaPat is in dry, dry Fredericksburg, Tx., zone 8a)