Today is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day

United States
August 8, 2008 6:01am CST
What are you going to do with an endless supply of zucchini fruit? Experienced gardener's know that Zucchini is one of the most prolific plants in all of the gardening world. A single plant produces a seemingly endless supply of Zucchini. A small row of zucchini has the potential to end world hunger. By the time August arrives, gardeners are reaping far more zucchini than they can possibly use. They use it daily in an untold number of recipes, from soups and stews, to breads and dips. Still, the fruit matures on the vine faster than anyone can even pick it. Zucchini growers become desperate, as they try to give zucchini away to family, friends and everyone they encounter. By August, even non-gardeners have had enough. Everyone avoids you, with your arms laden with giveaway fruit. Desperate times calls for desperate measure. It's time to sneak over, under the cover of darkness, to your neighbors porch, and unload some zucchini. Today is that day. This may solve your problem for today. But, what will you do with the harvest tomorrow!?! Every year we have a bumper crop but this year we tried something new, we moved where we plant our zucchini and we only got two. Talk about a disappointment! What do you have a bumper crop of from your garden this year?
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@peavey (15965)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Zucchini! And yellow crook neck squash. Although the squash was late getting started, it's doing very well. I can give it to my adult kids, though. They know better than to decline! What they do with it is up to them...
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
12 Aug 08
hello kimbers867. The only garden I have is an herb garden that my husband planted for me for my birthday a couple of years ago. He keeps re-planting as necessary and keeps it growing all year round. Right now, the sage has taken over about 20 percent of the garden! It's quite hardy. And it's the herb I use the least. We have to regularly re-plant the cilantro, basil, and Italian parsley as I use quite a bit of them. I usually also have rosemary, dill, and chives. I love zucchini! Years ago, I worked at a child welfare agency in Peoria, IL and we helped the kids we worked with (we counseled kids and families) to plant a garden on the agency's property. And boy, did the kids get excited when it was time to pick those zucchini! I'll always love zucchini for that reason. They sure brought alot of happiness to alot of kids.
@morgandrake (2140)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Nothing did well in my garden this year. It has been so dry here in Denver. After leaving the sprinkler on for three hours in one spot, it will still be bone dry in that spot the next morning. So outside of catnip, which is a weed in my neighborhood, I haven't been able to harvest anything this year. *sigh* Maybe next year, the weather will be better for me.