Thursday, June 18, 2009

First Zucchini of the Year

It seems like just last week we had so many zucchini's growing. But alas, it was last year. This photo shows the first ones for this year. Hopefully this is the start of another bumper crop and lots of tasty treats. These guys grow so fast we have to try to pick them before they become 2 feet long. Eventually we need to post another photo to show how the plant is working inside the tomato cage. The stems are very cramped right now inside the cage but we're hoping the cage idea works out so we avoid the overwhelming sprawl of the zucchini plant. Happy Gardening from Our Suburban Garden to yours!


  1. Ahhhh.... Zukes! Mine are a bit behind yours--they just popped up a couple days ago, so I have a while to wait before the prolific cylinders take over. :-) But boy, are they delish! Your carrots and cukes are looking great, too! I have been growing my cukes on fences for a long time... since I started my first tiny garden in my tiny backyard, and there was no where for the cukes to go but up the chainlink fence. I decided that even in the ample space I have now, it's worth it to plant them on fences--cleaner cukes and easier to harvest! Your garden's lookin' great! Enjoy!

  2. Oooh looks tasty! And as for your beans comment earlier, the bush beans seem to be growing ok, which is a miracle because it is getting very cold here!

  3. That's awesome ! That's such a delish' plant, yum. - Good guess little bro ! J's family is coming this weekend to stay for the next two weeks at a beach house about 30 minutes away from our beach. It'll be fun. - Hope you guys have a lovely weekend, try to stay cool !

  4. Hey April, Pretty soon you'll have lots of zucchini. It's amazing how fast they reproduce. This is our first year with cucumbers. Will be interesting to see how they turn out.

    Prue, Interesting... Maybe our beans are not getting the correct amount of water?

    PMW, Have fun at the beach and remember sun block!



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