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Thread: i had to BUY zucchini! can you believe that????

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    Senior Member sewellie's Avatar
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    How can you tell when a person doesn't have any friends? A: He's in the grocery store buying zucchini.
    Sorry, couldn't help myself, had to say it.
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    If you have blooms on your zucchini it is easy to pollinate them your self. Last year I did and had a good crop. Look inside the bloom if it a one stemn which would be the male and if it looks like a cluster but not clear open that is a female and rub the male in the center of female and you will have plenty of vegetables. quilt for fun grandma G

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    I've had to buy it too, ever since our terrible drought last summer and now TOO much rain this summer ... NOTHING has grown well here lately except my flowers. Everyone we know has just about given up on gardening LOL
    I remember the years past when we were GIVING it away by the sack (okra & tomatoes too) to everyone we knew !! Could have set up a produce stand !
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 07-31-2012 at 07:13 AM.

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    Usually gardeners are literally falling over zucchini the size of baseball bats. Little or nothing going on this area of central NY. About the only thing folks are talking about are a few cukes coming on. We had earlier cold snaps, followed by hale storms and now drought. Have to believe the apple and pumpkin crops are suffering too.

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    I can believei it. We planted seeds and all I'm getting is the flowers. I then bought plants that said zucchini, and they are turiing out to be yellow summer squash.

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    oh, if only you lived a little closer!!! A midnight run, the door opens, a package is dropped on the doorstep and a quick getaway is made. oh, if only......
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    I'm buying, too. The rabbits got mine. the first day the blossoms were gone, then the leaves and last the stems. They left me a bare stalk about 2 1/2" high. I have the yellow and butternut squash up near the dogs' area.The smell of dogs must deter the bunnies.

    I like onions, garlic and Italian seasonings cooked with my zucchini, or raw in a bean and red pepper salad.

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    Its been way too hot for our garden this year we arent getting much from it at all, and we usually are giving away or donating .....not this year we arent getting much at all.

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    I was just thinking the other day, when I saw zucchini on the side of the road with a sign that said "25 cents each" that it must be a sign of the horrible economy - selling it instead of giving it away - unheard of!! I don't have a real garden this year - just using earth boxes and planters so no zucchini - must depend on the kindness of friends.

    My mom used to make a zucchini recipe that was just wonderful. She would fry several thick pieces of bacon and then drain off most of the fat. To the remaining fat she would add sliced zucchini and sliced onion, cover the pan and let it cook until all was fairly soft. She would then remove the top of the pan and cook down most of the moisture. Then she would seed several ripe tomatoes, cut them up and toss them in and bring back to a simmer. Following that she would add back in the crumbled bacon, and about 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated parmesean cheese (depending on how much zucchini she started out with). Heat until cheese melted, season and enjoy. It is not a "pretty" dish to look at, but oh my gosh is it delicious.
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