Monday, July 20, 2009

Bench Monday: Zucchini Edition

Tis the season....
for zucchini's that is!

I thought I'd give saving seeds a whirl so I let one zucchini go...
It only weighs EIGHT pounds.

Zucchini tally so far from two plants:
32

What is going on out there?
Zucchini boats anyone?

21 comments:

dmoms said...

oh my gosh, that is huge! tell me about this seed saving. I am going to have lots of zucchini too.

Camie said...

I officially dub you "Zucchini Queen, Ruler of the Bee Realm".

That's one big loaf of zucchini bread!

Happy Bench Monday!

PS: LOVE the red bench & chair

Michelle said...

Ho-ly-cow. That is HUGE. Seed exchange anyone?!

theurbanfieldguide said...

A friend just sent a recipe for zucchini latkes if you want it! It uses, oh wait - only 2 pounds!

Abeille à miel said...

that is fantastic!! Ours are just starting to grow - tons of flowers, but the courgettes are taking their time! :)

Chiot's Run said...

I think I'm one of the only people that can't grow zucchini. I have 4 plants for 2 of us, and I've only harvested 2 zukes so far. My other plants look like they're going to start producing though, so I should be able to eat them for every meal here pretty soon.

Nancy said...

Holy shmokes! That's one big zuke. What's ya gonna do with all of it?

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Oh my! It's huge! Thanks for another chuckle on Bench Monday. You are so creative. Love the red chairs! -Jackie

Sarah: wife, mother, beekeeper said...

Eight pounds.. that's like a new baby!
Still waiting here for mine.. zucchini that is.

Heather said...

Holy Schmoly! That is one awesome zucchini you have there. You sure can grow 'em:-D

suburbanfarmonline said...

Wow! That's some zucchini! I hear that in some communities people lock their car doors this time of year--not to prevent theives, but to keep neighbors from dropping off extra summer squash.

June said...

Great gadzooks! A friend told me he wished he could plant half a zucchini seed; the harvest would be just about right.

Woe is us, though. The only thing eating zucchini at our place this season has been the slugs eating the zucchini sprouts. Thus, ours are just now heading into flower. At least they grow zippity once they get started.

Simply Stork said...

what a lovely bench shot-I love the colors :o)

~simply stork~

Emma said...

thats a monster!! we ate courgette flowers at the weekend, italian style, stuffed with ricotta and mint and deep fried in batter.. absolutely incredibly yummy!!

The Hip Homemaker said...

Just so you know, that zuc weighs about 3 pounds more then Avery did when we left the hospital. that is a big vegetable!

Love the red bench, BTW!

gardenmama said...

Holy cow girl!!! Your gardens are insane!!!
Love your picture : )

Jim said...

Zuchini, shredded and frozen, makes fine zuchini bread later. You can also make the extra bread right away, then freeze the extra loaves. That takes a bit more freezer space, though.

underthebigbluesky said...

we are in zucchini overload here too! but none that big. wowza!

it's that time of year when there are rumors that if you leave your car door unlocked, you will find piles of zucchini in it when you get back.

Stephanie said...

I have not seen such a big zucchini before ;-D I hope you will find a good pickle recipe for those beautiful cucumber soon!

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

My Mom puts zucchini in everything she cooks. We gave up asking, "Mom is there zucchini in this?" because we knew what the answer would be :)

Random Things and Our Family Life said...

One of the cutes Bench Monday Shots ever!