Monday, July 20, 2009

"July, July", or "The Watchword is Zucchini"

When I started my garden, I only bought plants labeled
"hardy"
and set my expectations low.

Eureka, they grew.
These babies aren't my first harvest.
Far from it.
I grabbed these this morning,
and they're earmarked for some pals
(Susanna, this is what Van is getting for his birthday).

I never knew that zucchini plants are so scratchy.
The stalks and leaves have these tiny little points,
or thorns, or needles,
and everytime I reach to check, or to cut the squash out,
I end up with red, scratched, rashy, irritated arms.
Though, full disclosure,
I usually don't think ahead and walk out there in my pajamas, so...

p.s. the guy on the end is a cucumber.

2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. He will be thrilled. He better watch out though or I'm going to steal it and make a delcious pizza!

    Well done! Hardy indeed.

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  2. have you heard grandma tell the joke about never leaving your car unlocked at church because if you do it will be full of zucchini when you get out.

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