Anyone who has ever had a garden knows what happens when you miss a few days during the Zucchini picking season. They grow so fast that by the time you get to them they look like baseball bats. I’ve always had the idea that these lethal sized veggies can be used for soup or stuffed or something can be done with them other than feeding them to the chickens. Any reader who has experience in their use is encouraged to comment or contribute ideas. No off color posts will be published.
I don’t know whether it is true but they say in Maine when your Zucchinis get out of hand sometimes they are used to fill up a small car as a prank. Downeasters then wait around until the owner comes back and stand around laughing like a bunch of hyenas. I kind of like that idea, as wasteful as it might be.
You can tell by my Zucchinis whether I have been traveling or staying close to the farm. They are kind of a behavior barometer. I’m not sure I even like the taste of small Zucchinis. Let’s face it, they are bland. No one ever said “Wow, that was a great tasting Zucchini!”
But, and this is a big but, they are easy to grow and no critters other than people bother with them. Do those critters know something we don’t?