Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Different Kind of Footlong

Todd and I were outside last night after the kids went to bed. We started looking at our garden in the backyard. We are growing peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant. Most of the cucumber plant has been eaten by deer, as well as the tops of most of the pepper plants. So far this year we have gotten one zucchini that we ate earlier this week.

I decided to look at the zucchini plant to see if any of them were ready to be picked underneath all of the leaves. I was moving leaves and stalks and glimpsed one underneath. Upon closer inspection, I realized that this particular zucchini was enormous and bigger than any I had ever seen. I called Todd over and he couldn't get over how big it was either. I picked it off and brought it inside. I decided to measure it. It was 1 foot long and about 3 inches wide. I really would have liked to have been able to weigh it, just out of curiosity. I wonder if the rest of our zucchini this season will be this big!


Mel said...

That looks like a prize zucchini! We are growing some summer squash that I pick before they get too big and tough.

Beth said...