Question about zucchini

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gritsar, May 20, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I like it, don't plant it.

    Every year about this time for as long as I can remember, you see articles in every gardening publication related to what to do with your extra zucchini. I've heard that in some communities it is necessary to lock up your car at night lest you wake up the next morning to find your front seat filled with zucchini.

    I have the May/June edition of Grit magazine sitting right next to me. On the cover.... "10 Ways To Use Up Zucchini" I believe the last Mother Earth News I read mentioned excess zucchini too.

    This leads me to ask one question.

    Why on earth do people plant so dang much zucchini????????

    Wouldn't it make sense to just plant less? [​IMG]

  2. mamagardener

    mamagardener Songster

    It just grows so fast and one plant just keeps spitting out zucchini after zucchini. I usually only plant a couple of plants, but if you buy a whole packet of seeds what do you do with the rest?
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    Everyone can send their unwanted zucchini my way. [​IMG] I love zucchini.
  4. bt03

    bt03 Songster

    Mar 1, 2011
    Over the rainbow...
    But then how are you going to fill a random stranger's car if you don't plant to much? [​IMG]

    Our whole family loves it so there is no such thing as to much at our house. I think my grandma has about 100 ways to cook it and my chickens go crazy for it.
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:My first question, always my first question, when faced with extras of any feed item in any chickens like em? [​IMG]
  6. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Chickens eat zucchini, I've heard.
  7. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Songster

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hedgesville, WV
    I plant way to much, but give away some, eat a ton and we shred and freeze another ton. We use it in spaghetti sauce, zuchinni bread, the wife will fry it like hasbrowns.....tastes mighty good in the middle of winter. We even make zuchini pickles on years when the cucumber crop isnt so good.

  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    You're asking the woman whose DH just brought in about 3 pounds EACH of green beans and yellow wax beans??????

    I REALLY hope he never plants zucchini! [​IMG]

    Oh yeah, he actually warned me there's a truckload of jalapenos this year, he "overplanted". Yes dear, I "overplanted" eggs this year, too.
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Gritty, I freeze my extra zucchini. We LOVE it! So do the chickens. [​IMG]
  10. alabamachick

    alabamachick Songster

    Mar 16, 2010
    I am on the other end of the spectrum this year... I have a blue MILLION yellow squash, and my zuchini bolted and never produced a SINGLE fruit. They were planted right next to each other in the same bed. No idea what happened with them.

    Same with my baby spinach, they bolted before they ever got big enough to eat. Cucumbers and romaine lettuce however have completely taken over. Again, all in the same bed, same soil, everything.

    [​IMG] I hate gardening but I love having the fresh veggies!!

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