Squishy Squash

Yesterday the temperature reached 96 degrees and I was not the only thing that showed the effects.

After seeing the somewhat wilted squash vines that are growing out of my compost bin/pile, I remembered the same thing in my mothers gardens when I was growing up. The following picture shows some of the big squash leaves that are drooping in the hot weather.


And, here is a wider picture of the squash vines growing out of the compost pile as they continue to conquer territory.

Now I need to decide if it is worth continuing to walk around the encroaching plant with the potential return of a few squash, or, should I chop the plant down and add it to the compost pile.