Sunday, August 03, 2008

How does your garden grow?

Last year, I planted 2 zucchini plants in my garden. I ended up with WAY too many zucchinis. So this year, I decided I was going to show the zucchini gods what's what.

This year we figured we would be smart. We planted one zucchini. Then our garden didn't look so good. The plants were slow to get started, and the leaves of the zucchini plant were turning brown. So we planted another zucchini plant fully expecting that the first one would not make it. When we went to the plant nursery to pick up our 2nd zucchini plant we also picked up a pumpkin plant just for fun. We planted them both.

Well, the first zucchini plant perked back up, and started pumping out zucchinis at an alarming rate. The second zucchini plant is going for a world record, and it turns out that the pumpkin was mis-tagged. Can you guess what we found growing on our pumpkin plant? A zucchini that is about 17 inches long. (Not exaggerating.)

Zucchini gods: 2. Star: 0.

5 comments:

bryant RICHARD casteel said...

That's what you get for openly defying the zucchini gods.

Mike & Judy said...

Try banana squash next year and you won't have room for anything else. They take over the whole garden and put out 4 foot long squash. Out of the five we harvested last year two made it to the table. I'll trade you some cucumbers for zucchini. Oh and I'll throw in dinner with it. Give me a call.

Mr. Andrews said...

We made stuffed zucchini and zucchini bread for dinner yesterday and barely put a dent in the pile. Uff da!

Sunshine said...

at least you are eating healthy with all that summer squash! Home teaching and visiting teaching zucchini bread for this month anyone?

Megan and Kenny said...

I remember that. I came over and saw those giant things. Did you ever carve them like a pumpkin? That I don't remember.