Remember I complained that our zucchini was a zilchini? Today we harvested the one and only that was bigger than a worm. Here is is, next to my 250ml angry birds cup. As you can see, it is about the size of a snow pea. Mummy says it is a waste of space and time. This means – as you know – off with its head.
I did take an artistic shot of it, though, see?
Somehow the male flowers are missing and the female flowers don’t open. Also, don’t you think this is a long stripey zucchini not a round one?
We have 2 lovely female zucchini flowers, but believe it or not, this time we have absolutely no male flowers! I told Mummy since they are in the same family as our cucumbers, to use the cucumber boys to pollinate the zucchini girls.
If this is successful, we will have a cucchini! Mummy says maybe we should pollinate it with the bicolour corn from Taiwan, then we would have a bicchini. Get it? Bikini!
I posted about zucchini already. But look what I saw today, hiding under its bush of leaves? Hooray!!!
PS I am a bit worried because the rondo de nice zucchini is supposed to be ROUND not cucumber-like. Mummy will complain it is a lying plant (like the eggplants) and start carrying her scissors around.
I always thought zucchini was a creeper. But the zucchini rondo de nice (it’s heirloom) is a very short bush. I found this on a website:
Its leaves are like thistles or nettles – I know about nettles because I walked into a nettle patch in Regent’s Park in London when I was smaller. Our plants are much greener and budding – look below!