Friday, June 22, 2012

Zucchini is In Season

      What happens when it is so stinking hot and humid that you don't even want to spend time in the garden?   You get hurried, and don't go bed to bed to check on everything.  You miss the two zucchini hiding in the shade.  They love the heat, growing as you are wilting.  Maybe they are a little bigger than the perfect size, but they are still beauties.

Fresh Veggies, June 22,  2012
       We are going to have a family get together tomorrow, with my sister from Nashville visiting for an overnight stay.  We will spend lots of time talking garden speak.  On the menu are cole slaw, potato salad and a fava bean salad.  That nice big red onion will look great in the potato salad, and maybe a little in the cole slaw as well.  I am off now to shuck the favas, then steam them to get out the little green beans.

4 comments:

  1. Did you know you can substitute zucchini for cucumbers when making pickles?! I did this last year in my refrigerator pickles, and my family never noticed! :)

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    1. Great idea. Maybe that will use a couple of the zucchini. But when they go, they go quickly. And so, I started more seed yesterday.

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  2. Ellen from GeorgiaJune 23, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Have you any cure for the squash bore? All my squash and zucchini taken by the squash bore. Thanks Ellen from Georgia

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    1. Ellen, please check out this site, lots of good info: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/M1209.html I have had luck at times mounding soil over a plant so that it will put out new roots and grow faster than the destroyed part of the plant left behind. The second and later planting makes a lot of sense. Have not tried the traps, though that sounds neat.

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