Sunday, May 24, 2009


Zucchini May 29, 2009

I can't believe anyone would ask me how to grow zucchini. This is my first successful season. It's so successful that I had to transplant my neighboring cantaloupe because these beasts were creating too much shade. Here's a look at the progress of these Black Beauties:

I planted 12 plants from seed directly in the ground in mid March. Unfortunately, I did not keep a garden journal. This is something I need to remedy quickly. Fortunately, I took photos and make sure to file them properly by subject and date. I know. Sometimes my butt cheeks get a bit tight.

March 29, 2009 approximately 7-10 days from planting.

May 2, 2009 approximately 50 days from planting.

Left to right: Ace tomatoes, Black Beauty zucchini, Heart of Gold cantaloupe, Crimson watermelon. The cantaloupe were moved on May 24, 2009, due to shading/crowding from zucchini.

May 12, 2009 approximately 60 days from planting.

Squash is harvested every evening and incorporated into dinner. Memorial Day BBQ will include a zucchini casserole. I'll try to remember to share the recipe soon. It's pretty danged good.

1 comment:

Siren said...

You have a beautiful, weed-free, and orderly garden! In a well-defined area.

Thank you for posting these photos and flowering/harvest times :)

My next task after i get the gardening stuff under control is to take better photos, LOL