To add to the problem, I had a disturbing email from my mother who doesn't seem to be 'on-message' with my zucchini project. Here is an extract from her email to me....
" I have had to remove my four zucchini plants which have given very small yields, acquired a mould leaf and they had spread out of control keeping a heavy cover on the other things like my herbs, beetroot and new rhubarb..."
Hmm, pretty sad when even your mother is 'on the other side'. But her email did make me consider - what is the right number of zucchini plants. No offence mum, but four does seem excessive, especially for a one person household! What would you do with the glut?
I have only one in at the moment, but am raising another one to extend my season. I think two on a succession planting is probably enough. On the other hand one can get so tempted by planting a number at the same time but of different colours - a dark green one, a light green one and a yellow one for pretty salads.
What's happening in your zucchini world? Any mouldy leaf? Any one else tempted (like my mother) to commit mass zucchini murder?
Just in case anyone out there is considering bucking the 'love your zucchini' movement I post here appealing pictures of adorable zucchini flowers from my Greenskin. How could you pull this out I ask you!