One year later and with a move to the country where a patch needed to be started from scratch in mid-November, weeks of way above average heat, a small water tank, practically no rain and - well, there ain't no glut of any sort.
It's a bad year when not even your zucchini is glutting - I have only picked two zucchini to date from Greenskin. And here is where the second deception comes in... I started Zucchini Tuesday thinking that I would at least have zucchini producing if nothing else and that as a result I was going to need to love the zucchini very, very much! I was looking forward to getting very creative with the big Z making a wide range of meals with possibly the only garden produce. (I must say that I don't currently have a lot of zucchini love...)
A few weeks ago, when Greenskin was looking ok but the rest of the patch was looking pretty bad, I decided to put in another zucchini - I am calling it Greenskin 2.
Mulched up to its neck with beautiful locally grown and nutritious lucerne (do zucchinis have necks?), it has spent its youth surviving the heat and has done extremely well. Just take a look at this gorgeous beast! And little immature and unfertilised fruit ready to go! Maybe I will get more zucchini after all?
I have decided that they are tough bunnies - able to put up with a lot of maltreatment - they are much hardier than my lettuce and tomatoes which are basically stuffed!
How are your zucchinis? What are you mulching yours with? Are yours surviving the heat and producing?
I am truly envious of Liz's Zs and Jen's Zs, especially Jen's yellow ones. Take a look at their recent posts on their Zs, cause there ain't none here to show you!
Go Greenskin 2!