I have declared the old 2002 seedlot squash seeds a failure. After digging around in the row, not only can I find no sprouting seeds, I can find no seeds at all. I assume they quickly went to, or are rapidly going to rot. I re-seeded the row with fresh Ferry-Morse, certified organic, Yellow Summer Crookneck Squash seeds.
Just heard that this was an all-time record hot August, and with a prediction for a warm fall as well. That's good for the late fall garden plantings, but maybe not so good for the winter garden, so I'll wait an extra couple of weeks before putting those seeds in the rows.