As you may know, I am on a mission to rectify the character of the zucchini. Others have joined me in this quest by adding their comments and posting on the zucchini too.
This week, as life returns to the profane from the profound, I am talking sex - zucchini sex in the form of artificial insemination or pollination more correctly. My zucchini has a problem - a serial failure to produce offspring. This has been going on for a while now, originally back on an earlier Zucchini Tuesday I posted about having consulted Dr Hessayon in the search for the answer to the problem. He proposed many possible causes but Liz and Jen sensibly suggested a simpler diagnosis - failure to fertilize.
As the problem continued I decided to take matters into my own hand (or finger) this morning and take on the role of the bee. I found myself a boy flower loaded with pollen.
And loaded my finger with some pollen - note the fetching thong in the background, thongs are essential equipment in the world of artificial insemination.
I even decided to try the same process on a female flower 'past its prime' to see what might happen.
So, let's see if a 'miracle' occurs and I am blessed with abundant fruit. Thankfully I wont have to wait too long to know if I have been successful in being the bee.
In the meantime I did pick some produce from Greenskin - here it is!
How are your zuccs? Have you had to be the bee? Anyone make a festive zucchini dish for the family over Christmas? Have you posted on zucchinis this week? If so link up, or add a comment below.
Best wishes for the New year to all - may your gardens flourish, flowers bloom and zucchinis pollinate.