This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, July 13, 2009

my first zucchini is growing

1st zucchini


Blogger Jim Lemire said...

Looks good. I harvested our first (and so far only) zucchini last night - grilled it up with some olive oil, salt and pepper. (we didn't start any zucchini from seed this year - we got the plants from Russell's in Wayland). Hopefully the first of many more to come. But not too many!

July 13, 2009 11:03 AM

Anonymous Dawnie (CT) said...


July 13, 2009 11:59 AM

Blogger Dan said...

This is a good sign that summer might be coming soon. I'm still waiting for my first zuc, lots of male flowers so far.

July 13, 2009 1:27 PM

Blogger amw said...

Why do the male flowers always come first? They tempt me so.

July 13, 2009 3:31 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

We tried a variety called Parthenon this year, a self-pollinator I believe, we had our first courgettes the end of last week, even the one that got away with ambition of being a marrow was still crisp and moist.
So far this looks like a goody despite our un-certain weather pattern.
Marian (LondonUK)

July 13, 2009 4:21 PM

Anonymous Adriana said...

Any powdery mildew issues?

July 13, 2009 4:25 PM

Blogger Siren said...

I just harvested my first one and it is a true monster. I wasn't sure when to pick it as this is my first year growing everything. So it got really big when I wasn't paying attention. When do you normally pick them?

Also, I thought zucchini was a constant producer of many squash per plant at the same time, is that true? B/c it seems like all male flowers and this is the only zucch produced so far. I had another female but it withered up, unfertilized! argh!

July 13, 2009 10:31 PM

Blogger kathy said...

It's hard to keep up with picking the zucchini when they get going! I don't know any tricks for this.

No powdery mildew yet...

July 14, 2009 5:05 PM

Anonymous Heather's Garden said...

Oh I'm so jealous. I have one plant growing great and another doing nothing. But no signs of zucchini coming on either. No blossoms on one and no male and female blossoms at the same time yet on the other, which makes it tough to get zukes!

July 14, 2009 7:01 PM

Blogger Joy said...

How do you tell the male from the female? I have lots of flowers - then they fall off and NOTHING. We are on Long Island where it has been very rainy. Is that the reason I'm not getting any zucchini?

August 01, 2009 7:28 PM


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