Literary references come to mind when playing with the garden. Sometimes, with squash, "it's train up a child according to his way," which is, in a classical sense, referring to "how it's expected to turn out and so how we do, with squash."
Anyway. Today, I was thinking "Molly Bloom, big with seed," which is actually a phrase in The Chosen by Chaim Potok, in which characters are referencing Ulysses. It is ironic only if we think deeper than I'm willing to go at this moment. It's the Gea aspect we're into.