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?

5 comments on “How Big is Your Zucchini?

  1. I bought two small seedling plant at $1.99 each in June, and planted them in a small container each. When it produced two small zucchinis measuring five inches (in July) Iharvested them immediately and ate them, just cut them uup, ate them raw with some salt. They never got to be big.

  2. Just reading the latest on your blog. Always enjoy the new stories. like the info about How big is your zuchini?
    Gardening is one of my hobbies. This past spring I tried planting tomatoes, sweet peppers, lettuce and spinach, cantaloupe, orange, and apple seeds in large containers on my kitchen window sill where it is very sunny.
    The tomatoes and sweet pepper plants grew tall, and then slowly started drying up and eventually died. I am trying to figure out what I did wrong.

    There was enough sun, and I tried watering them everyday, the other seeds didn’t sprout except for the orange seeds which are now growing very green and pretty.

    Is there someway I can ask the writer of this article if she knows something about growing tomatoes and sweet peppers, and why did they started to dry up and died?

    If she can, please email me with your suggestions, I would like to try planting them again.

    If Cinnamon is reading this, just saying hello to you also, and if you have a suggestion to the above, send it also.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work with this blog. I really like coming back and reading the latest posts.

    Regards from: Glenda Brill

  3. Growing vegetables at home is always fun, and worth it. A friend has a patch,a and plants a couple of tomatoes every year. They go well with the weather, and aren’t incredibly hard to maintain. The best part is that they tasted great, and went very well with some mozzarella.

  4. I didnt know it before. But how is this possible. They are so big. But I know, that you will find a competition for just everything.

  5. This is the ultimate “eat local”. Ecologists would be proud. Maybe next year you plant some pumpkins and use them for Holloween ;) – remember to save the pulp for some delicious pumpkin pie.

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