Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST-



A few weeks back-- before I took my little blog-cation--- I asked you 'what you thought this bloom may be?' 


Most of you were right it was a squash... Zucchini Squash.


  
The BIGGEST ZUCCHINI SQUASH this girl has ever grown!!!!!! 


No kidding, the one in the fore-ground the size of a football.  I wish I HAD  a foot ball so I could show you... but believe me--
---IT IS  HUGE!  
These were grown on the HUGELKULTURE MOUND IN THE KITCHEN GARDEN. With little to no effort. We've had good rain and mild temps; with lots of sun! 
They are delicious too. 
We're still getting zucchini and cucumbers from there. We have corn growing out there, but I'm afraid we won't yield much there -due to high winds and ...dun,dun,duh....
grasshoppers. Yes! they're back! 
The front beds are doing better-- the chickens are keeping most of them (grasshoppers) away. Up front, we have tomatoes, okra, pepper plants (no peppers yet), cantaloupe, spinach -- the first batch bolted already, the second batch is still going strong; as well as, the lettuce. I started carrots and beets late-- we'll see what we get. 



The Grace of the LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philippians 4:23

9 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

Those are big, big zucchinis, lots of meals and recipes from those.

shannon i olson said...

nice! We are waiting for anything here, we had such a warm start and now it is so cold! hoping nothing gets set back with 36 for the low tonight! yikes

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Pretty zucchini--we're not close to having those planted yet. Still a bit too cold here.

Cozy Little House said...

Wow, pretty blooms and big zucchinis! I need to plant this if just for that pretty flower.
Brenda

RHome410 said...

Wow! Just about time to plant zucchini here, and months away from actual squash.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, I'm coming over for a huge salad! There is nothing better than home grown veges! Yep, you have a green thumb!

Carol

gail wilson said...

I love how excited you are about your garden! :) I'm so happy for you!

gail

Jocelyn said...

Oh, holy mackerel. That's a big squash or three. Congrats on your bounty!

debbie said...

nice tasty squash! i love that kind!
enjoyed reading your blog!

debbie