Got One Finally!

First One - Finally I have a zuchinni that did not die off this summer.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
August 1, 2008 3:09pm CST
Well all season long now my zuchinni would flower, get a shape, then as it was really small they turned yellow and rotted. It was from the weather I feel as I never over water my gardens. Well now I finally have them growing it seems and staying on the plant. This is the first of the season for me. I have had maybe 20 die off so far this summer. I miss having that many already by now. Did your zuchinni do the same thing? Are they doing good now? Have you already got a harvest? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@dragon54u (31608)
• United States
1 Aug 08
That's a beautiful zucchini!! Sorry you lost so many of them. I guess you'll be baking zucchini bread? Yum!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Most assuredly. Plus my daughter wants some to also bake some bread. She bought a breadmaker at a yard sale recently. LOL HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@dragon54u (31608)
• United States
1 Aug 08
With the price of bread what it is, I'm thinking of picking up a used one, too. Besides, you can make really healthy bread that tastes so much better the store-bought! Only thing is, it's hard to slice thin for sandwiches. But I think that's pretty minor when you consider all the advantages. Good for her, finding such a bargain!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Check yard sales. I think she paid $5 only for hers and it works great to she said. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@know21 (1251)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Mine are doing pretty good. Not ready to pick yet though, but when they are I 'm going to make some zucchini bread.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Aug 08
That's my plans for a few is bread. Most I take to my wifes restaraunt as they serve a lot of fried zuchinni etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
1 Aug 08
Sorry to hear that they all arenn't making it! But some are and will! And Man!! Woo HOO!!! I can almost smell the Zuchinni Bread Now! PLease bring the bread along with the Casserole!! LOL.... oh yeah you wanted chili,, well I make a very good home made chili!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Aug 08
I'd eat it all on the drive. Hahahaha!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
8 Aug 08
Thank you very much! I can't believe it the more fun I am having the more Best responses I get. Maybe that is the secret ! LOL
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
2 Aug 08
Zuchinni Bread sounds so good. Wish I had some but I did not have enough room in my garden for some. How are your green peppers doing. So far I got only one on all of my 4 plants. Dont no whats going on. Last year I had so many of them.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I've picked 2 and there are a few more on the plants. All smaller than normal but still tasty as heck. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Aug 08
higrandp bob when we hadour own house that is one thing we really grew. I would pick them when they were about the size of the one in your picture but myhusband let one grow and grow and grow. that thing was huge and suprizingly we cooked it and it was delicious. 'My husband breaded and fried slices of it and it was 'really good. I did make some zuchinni bread with some of it. And froze the rest.It was as big as some small watermelons.I thought sure it would be tasteless and woody. I still like them much smaller than that as they are sweeter and more tender I think.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Most of mine goes to my wifes restaraunt. They serve a lot so I donate. But I eat a lot myself. Mostly deep fried and a few loaves of bread maybe. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
2 Aug 08
Hi dear really look good and trust me BOB, if we get the same amount of Fruits/vegetables as many flowers we have flower, we wont be facing worldwife food crises. But its sad if u saw them going, anyway they are reallt healthy and frsh Lovely Take care
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@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
2 Aug 08
Hello Grandpa Bob, Nice looking zuchinni Grandpa Bob. How many of them? Is it ready to harvest yet? Happy posting to you too!! oxox'dian
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
2 Aug 08
We have a real problem here with pollination. I live in central Fla on the Beach. There are so many wasps that there are no bees and very few butterflys to pollinate the tomatoes and zuchinni etc. I have out smarted them again by using a small paintbrush to pollinate the flowers!! It is too late in the season now for various squash but the tomatoes are going great still and will all year long! I have had hundreds of tomatoes out of about 10 plants so far. All of my neighbors in the Apt. Complex have had tomatoes off of my plants. Next year try the paintbrush trick on your Zuchinni and see if it helps. Shalom~Adoniah
@peavey (16306)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I have a refrigerator full of them! Come and get them! There were a few that turned yellow and shriveled up right at first (maybe three or four) but they're doing fine now. It has to be the weather, but not the humidity or rain, because it's been very dry here this year. It's been really hot, though.
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@KrisNY (7593)
• United States
3 Aug 08
No! We have been so lucky with squash and zuchinni's this year- We have been eating them every night for 2 weeks I love them. We have actually been pretty lucky this year with our entire garden-- the only thing is - our tomatoes aren't ripe yet. Soon I bet! Congrats on getting a zuchinni!
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
2 Aug 08
Gosh that is so green and healthy looking! You must be doing something right! Is that the only one or are there other ones that are almost to this stage? I bet you can't wait to eat it! [b] Have a great day and happy myLotting!![/b]
• United States
2 Aug 08
ive never tried growing zuchinni. but i know that almost all the veggies and even the couple of fruit trees we have, had a pretty sad first crop. i was told its because its the plant/trees first "go at it" lol. after the first round of failed veggies they seem to do much better and only lose a couple of them. still waiting for my little baby orange to more than the 2 or 3 fruit its been able to put out for 2 years now. but then again its only about 3 ft tall, so its definitly a baby still!
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@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
1 Sep 08
I somehow missed this discussion when it was fresh. I know your garden has done really well this year. How did it turn out on the zucchinni? My baby zucchinni plants are getting nice and big now. I will be taking fresh pics later today and starting a new discussion on the progress of things.
@GreenMoo (11842)
18 Aug 08
I don't know what causes this problem, but I'm sure it's water related. We have only been able to water our veg garden every few days this summer as we're not living there permanently at the moment, and we've had this problem allot. However, we've also had some fabulous courgettes (as we call them!). They're rather odd shapes as you can see the pattern of our watering in their width! When we water, they get fat then if we don't water they go slim again so we get bumpy courgettes! I adore courgettes. People complain about having too many, but I don't think that's anything to complain about.
• United States
5 Aug 08
I have loads of cucumber flowers but only one cucumber finally. I have one egg plant now after I spray for some bug I did not find. My bell peppers are doing great but getting sun burnt I need to devise something to shade them before I lose all of them.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
3 Aug 08
I am as green as that zucchini! Next year i'm going to have a garden if i have to hire somebody to come in a plant it for me.