Monday, June 22, 2009

Attack of the Zucchini!

Here's my vegetable patch. You may be able to see some fennel fronds finally sprouting. Also planted some leek seeds, and I believe the spindly things may be the leeks. Have never planted either so it is a wonder to me as to what they look like as they grow. It's been very cold and wet, and I must say, I'm underwhelmed by the slow growth. Kind of a lunch bag let down so far. I wasn't sure if the slowness was due to my ineptitude as a vegetable gardener or the weather. The weather channel reported that farmers are a week behind, so maybe it's not just me.

What is shocking me is the size of the zucchini! I planted those seeds long after the fennel and leeks. I believe they are going to overtake my entire small plot. I read somewhere that one to two zucchini plants is more than enough for a small family. I've got three. Must look up several zucchini recipes soon.


  1. Yes, look up several recipes and find friends who love zucchini! Or zucchini bread and zucchini muffins.

  2. I made the mistake of planting zucchini once. In my small urban lot, they took up the entire yard. And driveway. I can't lay claim to what crawled underneath the fence into the neighbor's yard.

  3. Of all my veggies, the zukes are the fastest growing so far, followed by tomatoes. This is my first garden, so I'm really excited to harvest the first of my 'crop'! Love your blog!! Stop by to visit mine sometime. :)


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