waaaaay back in Ohio, over 17 years ago) and I have forgotten everything I ever knew. Which wasn't much to start with.
This brings me to my most pressing problem - Zucchini. While most people quake and run for cover when the word "zucchini" enters the conversation, I lust after them. I was so excited when I planted my four healthy plants in my new raised beds, fortified with llama 'beans'. I was even more excited when all the flowers opened and small fruit began to form. Then I watched in horror as they shriveled, turned yellow and fell off. I thought I would cry. I Googled the affliction and came up with lack of nitrogen. This seemed odd, since they were planted on a firm foundation of 'beans', compost and all manner of organic nitrogen-rich material. Then I received a lovely email from Susy at Chiot's Run. She wrote in response to my comment on her blog. Turns out, it's a pollination problem. I have my paint brush ready and, raging humidity or not, I will be pollinating my zucchini blossoms tonight! (And just where are my bees???) I highly recommend her blog - lots of useful information and beautiful photography. Thanks, Susy!