Daily Archives: August 7, 2009

How Big is Your Zucchini?

zucchini-from-my-gardenThis is a submission from our subscriber, Mary who lives in Surrey, BC.  Here is her blog.

I have a little garden in my front yard which measures about 200 square feet.  It  is really tiny.  What I did was plant a few good looking tall shrubs (rhododendrum) in the front of the yard to provide cover for the vegetables in the back.  The vegetable garden usually don’t look great.  This year I planted cilantro, parsley, zucchini, tomatoes, onions and lettuce.  I water them regularly.  In addition, I nourish the yard with my own compost made from kitchen scraps.  Nature provided plenty of sun.

Well, LO AND BEHOLD! My yard responded to my tender loving care and rewarded me with zucchini of sizes that are extraordinaire.   Here I am with my harvest.

More and more Canadians are getting into vegetable gardening in their own yards, as a way of going green and having organic produce.    Tomatoes, squash and green beans are popular choices, because they are so easy to grow.   See the size of my zucchinis?  One of them is about 18 inches long.  Normally, the store bought ones are short little ones at about 10 inches long.  How big is yours?