They're just babies...

27 November, 2012

I am joining Louise from Garden Glut on her zucchini campaign to restore the reputation of this much maligned vegetable.

While her travelling zucchini has been settling in and is already producing flowers, my zukes continue to be immature.

The nursery-bought-and-twice-dug-up-by-bastard-animals zucchini is seeming to find its feet.


However, it isn't that much ahead of the direct sown zucchini.


There are three in there. Now I need to pick which is the strongest and pull out the rest. It will be a tough call. I'm giving them until the weekend for one to assert its dominance.

It's a good thing I can remember that these ones are the variety Costata, as the name tag is no use at all. I wrote the variety on the tag in permanent marker, but it has not lived up to the expectation of permanence. I can barely read it.


Hopefully these will fruit soon and then I can join posts of what to do with the produce. Until then, I'm hoping someone else has some...

9 comments:

  1. I've harvested one so far from my plant but I reckon I'll already have too many to know what to do with by the end of next week. Well not quite but quite a few. Fun aren't they?

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    1. Yes, I do love a zucchini, even when they're cropping like there's no tomorrow. I hope mine catch up to yours soon!

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  2. I haven't even found a spot to plant any. And I really like zucchini. Maybe when I've managed to collect the seed from silverbeet I can put some. There.

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    1. I feel your pain. But I'm amazed how quickly these have grown from seed, so I'm sure yours will be cropping in no time once you've been able to harvest the silverbeet. Or you could just plant them there anyway and hope they silverbeet seed is ready before the zukes get to big...

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  3. Got to love permanent markers they are brilliant (not). Tough choice you have to make this weekend

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    1. Exactly! It's funny though, as some work brilliantly and others barely last a week on the tags. Not that I can remember which ones were good and which weren't...

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  4. What naughty animal dug up your friends? Tough arent they?

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    1. I'm not sure exactly, I'm thinking either a cat or a rat/mouse(ewww). I don't think possums dig much, and birds wouldn't pull up something that big. At least, I don't think so. But I'm glad that it's survived anyway.

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  5. It's fun to see what's growing halfway around the world! Good luck with your zucchini!

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