Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Massive Zucchini

My C'est la Vie Garden is producing bumper crops of beans. Apparently beans like neglect and poor soil. I didn't get any preservation done on my staycation, but I did do several bean harvests. A couple zucchini plants survived as well - and produced three massive fruits (yes, I know only two are pictured, but the third was just as big). Look at those beasts, they're huge! I put a 6"ish long green bean on top and put my hand next to one for perspective. I gave both away, one to a coworker who likes to grill veggies. I told him that he could just eat zucchini burgers since the slices would be just as big as a burger. He thought I was kidding until I brought it in. Now he's really impressed and asking me questions about how to garden. I thought about being all, "Oh, well, it's very difficult and you need to do a lot to make a zucchini that big," but I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face. So I told him that if he can keep the zucchini plant alive (which is pretty easy) then the fruit will keep growing, and growing, and growing... until it is picked or rots on the vine.

Unfortunately, my zucchini plants are dying off. I'm not sure if it's because they've hit the end of their season, or if they ran out of nutrients in the soil. I'm guessing it has more to do with the nutrients since each plant only produced one large fruit before kicking the bucket and zucchini are usually much more prolific than that. I've heard rumors that some people will leave zucchini in unlocked cars and on front porches. If you're local to me and want to leave produce in my car or on my porch, feel free. I'm ok with that.

1 comment:

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love those and could eat a whole one by myself!!!