On another squash front - I planted two butternut squash. These are really my favorite squash. Last year I only managed to get four squash from the two plants. I was hoping for more this year, especially after seeing Granny's post last year on how many she got. The plant was growing nicely and one day I noticed about 8 female squash flowers with 1" squash attached. No male flowers were going to open for at least a week and I had to try to pollinate with the pattypan and stripped zucchini. My efforts failed as you can see below. At this point I have 4 that are pollinated and four that have died. I see a few more on the plant that may develop so i am keeping my fingers crossed.
Lastly, I have a Tumbling Tom tomato that looks like a picture from one of those magazines that promises high yield. I bought this plant from the Master Gardeners and thought it would make a nice addition to the patio. This plant is only 12" tall and will not get bigger. Already producing ripened fruit while some of the other tomatoes barely have fruit set on them. We picked one today and split it 3 ways. Not a lot of taste to judge by. I am sure they will get sweeter as the summer goes on.