The methods for saving my squash from the squash borers and mildew that I mentioned in my last post seem to be working. As of today, I have no signs of stem damage and the mildew has not shown it's ugly face! You can barely see the paper collar around the stem of this squash plant. I have small squash and tiny tomatoes in my containers.
I tried snow peas this year and low and behold - I have peas! I really didn't think this would work but we have actually eaten fresh peas twice already. I'll do this again next year; might add an extra container just for them. As you can see, I have a yellow salad tomato plant happily growing among the pea vines. It's what I love about container gardening, I can crowd lots of plants together and they all are happy as long as I fertilize and water.