Gather ’round all you vegetable gardeners, both experienced and beginners. There’s a lesson to be learned here.
You may not heed my lesson, but I’m offering it anyway because if this can happen to me, after twenty years of having my own garden and growing up around vegetable gardens, not to mention earning a degree from a school of agriculture, I’m guessing (hoping) it can happen to others.
I skipped a day of harvesting my zucchini and looked what happened.
I ended up with gigantic zucchini. With my round and now softball sized, “Cue Balls” and the traditional “Ambassador” zucchini, I have what I need to play…
Zucchini Softball! Who’s in? Let’s pick teams! Let’s see… out in the back yard, the honey locust tree will be home plate, the redbud tree is 1st base, the entrance to the vegetable garden will be second base, and the spruce tree will be third base. A “Cue Ball” zucchini hit into the garden is an automatic home run!
Or, I think I know some people who can use these for baking. Should I call them first or just leave the zucchini on their doorsteps, ring the door bell and run?
And the lesson I’m passing along to everyone, in case it isn’t obvious?
You must check zucchini twice a day for to see if there is any squash to harvest or you will end up with sports equipment.