July 30 – this morning I painted fabric.  The middle piece there is actually paper – the paper that was under the fabric as I painted.  It can now be used for other things.

As long as you’re here, maybe you can tell me what’s wrong with my zucchini?


Either they start off shriveling early, as the one above, or they begin growing normally then suddenly the end shrivels up and boom, no zucchini for me.  3 out of 4 are doing this.  The plant is not crowded – it’s alone in a half barrel (27 1/2 gallons of space) and gets fed and watered regularly.  I just don’t understand, and thus far the internets have not been helpful.  My google-fu is failing here.