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First zucchini harvest, and some weenie strawberries

Saturday, 04 Jul 09 Sunny 22°C / 72°F

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This is the first zucchini I’ve ever grown, and although it is a bit on the irregularly shaped side, I’m still pretty proud! :)

I think I have to watch the watering of the zucs more than I thought I did, judging from the irregular swelling.

Also harvested a 1/2 bowl of the cambridge favourites, they are definitely not producing as much as last year – I’m half thinking of pulling them up and putting something else in that container…

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Day 97

Zucchini 'Striato D'Italia'

Cucurbita pepo var. cylindrica

Harvesting 1.0 x item

Shaped a bit weirdly, but a fairly good size.

Day 833

Strawberry 'Cambridge Favourite'

Fragaria x ananassa

Harvesting 0.5 x bowl

A couple of little weenie berries harvested

Comments

  • graibeard

    graibeard wrote:

    It’s certainly an unusual shape.
    As this is your first time with zucchini’s, a word of warning, don’t turn your back on them. Check them regularly and harvest often, if you miss one they have a habit of tripling in size and becoming Marrows. I don’t know what Striato D’Italia’ is like but I wouldn’t trust it.
    It’s amusing the first couple of times but wears thin after a while – the cook doesn’t always get the joke about a bountiful harvest :-)

    Posted on 11 Jul 09 (about 5 years ago)

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