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    Don't ignore the Zucchini!

    Given the heat, the plants these days need watering twice a day. That's about 4-5 gallons each container, twice a day. The cucumbers are the first to signs shows of wilting if they are not watered twice a day. Given this regimen, and the heat, I quickly water the plants and get indoors.

    This morning, it was cool and I had some time to spend tending to the garden. I took a look at the zucchini plant and was gob smacked by what I saw. I had forgotten to check the zucchini for a while and the zucchini had taken the opportunity to grow crazy.

    I finally harvested the zucchini this morning. It measured little over 1 feet and weighed in at 3 lbs! I hope it is not full of seeds as is bound to happen when zucchinis are harvested late or mature a bit.

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    Reader Comments (2)

    A friend sent me this link for using up surplus zucchini:
    Haven't tried it (yet) -- I'm partial to chocolate zucchini bread.
    Saw your tweet about $4 containers at Walmart -- Shop-Rite's circular for the week starting this Sunday also has them for $4 (well, $3.99)

    Thanks Silvia for the shout out on your blog. I have been tracking visitors from coming to my site.

    We have been turning a few of the zucchinis into zucchini bread. Will surely check out the link you posted and make some lemon squash jam this time.

    July 23, 2010 | Registered CommenterRam G

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