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Monday, 3 September 2007

Zucchini

We had an explosion of zucchini in our garden this year. I am sure I only planted one plant this year, but somehow I have two. I only noticed one and have been pretty good about keeping the zucchini picked while they are still young and small. The other day, I pushed the corn stalks aside to see what I thought was another type of squash (I don't keep very good notes about what I plant where) and found another zucchini plant. This one wasn't as mature as the other one, so there weren't any baseball bat sized squash on there, but some were close.

Now any of you who grow zucchini know how hard it is to give the stuff away. My dad came over today to get a scrap piece of fleece to use as a visual aid for a talk. I told him he could have the fleece only if he would take a zucchini. He said he would love some, but wanted to pick it up later since he was on his way to town. He didn't want to wreck the stuff by having it sit in a hot vehicle all day. I think he forgot that zucchini is indestructible. Meanwhile, it is still sitting on my kitchen counter. How gullible am I? I think I may have do to a zucchini drop and run. He'll never know it was me, right?

7 comments:

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Okay, I'll give the guy a break. He did come pick up the zucchini and didn't take one, but two. I think I am going to take the giant one and see if the kids want to play a game of baseball with a gargantuan zucchini and a green tomato.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Zucchini drop and run - that gave me a great visual.

Glad he picked it up, now you don't have to slide into a hat and trench coat and attempt the zucchini drop and run.

G. Parker said...

I love it. We have been lucky - so far my hubby is giving it away at work! Amazing...they actually want it! we love it, but sometimes you just have LOADS more than you want...

Rebecca Talley said...

You made me laugh. Have you heard the joke, "Why do you lock your car doors at church? To prevent people from putting zucchini in your car."

That stuff is indestructible!

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Makes me wonder why I grow it every year. Probably because it is the only thing I know I can grow without fail, no matter what the weather, how many deer stalk through the yard, or how much I neglect it. Now if I could only get the kids to like it.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

Rebecca,

Love that one.

Mandi said...

Hey Steph - that zucchini you gave us was delicious! We used it in a crock pot recipe. You can Zucchini drop and run us any day!

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