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Zucchini Season – My Organic Garden

Stiped ZucchiniLast year I did not have good experience with growing my squash and zucchini.  They were overcrowding the rest of my garden plants, so I transplanted them to a different location, and they did not like that at all.

This year I had a better plan, and gave them more growing room in my newly expanded garden patch.

I planted four zucchini plants and four squash plants, but one of my zucchini plants is different from the rest.  It has two tone leaves, and bears same kind of two tone zucchini, as you see in this picture.

Striped Zucchini plant

This is my “odd” zucchini plant with spotted leaves, and it is a much bigger plant than the regular zucchini plants.

Striped Zucchini plant - leaf

A close up view of the spotted zucchini leaf.

regular zucchini

These are my regular zucchini, from seeds in same packet as the spotted one…go figure.

Summer Squash plants

These are my Summer Squash plants; blooming already, but not producing yet.  They had a late start, but it is worth the wait.

I love  zucchini and squash with sauteed fresh garlic and onions.

This year I planted some corn, for the first time.  Hopefully the birds will let them grow to maturity.

I planted the one that is mixed with yellow and white corn on the same cob….should be yummy!

My granddaughter loves getting out the sweet peas out of the pods,  and eating it fresh.  Very sweet tasting little morsels they are!

Please share your gardening experience with all of us.

7 thoughts on “Zucchini Season – My Organic Garden”

  1. Diana says:

    These look so beautiful! I love zucchini! My friend has a beautiful garden like yours, she has so many plants and vegetables. She just put in a little pond too for her ducks! I hope you are having a wonderful summer! Thank you so much for visiting allwomenstalk! 🙂

  2. Suburban Grandma says:

    Thank you Diana.
    I love gardening, but the weather being so hot, is not very favorable for my plants. Watering them is not as good as a nice rain.
    I visit allwomenstalk regularly, but not always ready to leave comments.
    Nice posts!!
    Enjoy your summer!

  3. Suburban Grandma says:

    Thank you for asking. The grandkids are sooooo much fun. I have three now,
    7 weeks old, 9 months old, and 3 years old.

    Reading labels is so important. I had to return once a Halloween decoration because it had lead in it, and the store manager would not take them off the shelf when I inquired about it. Can you believe this???

  4. Leandra says:

    I just ran across your website….I love your commentary. I just started gardening this year. In years past I dabbled in container gardening and killed everything I planted! But with the rising cost of groceries, I bit the bullet and read everything I could get my hands on and put in raised bed gardens in my backyard. I live in the high desert of Albuquerque New Mexico so we have really poor soil….I harvested my first tomato last week and my first zucchini yesterday….

  5. Suburban Grandma says:

    That is awesome!!! I bet they tasted much better than the ones you get at your grocer. At least you know what they were growing on….I assume organic garden….I wish you the best in your future gardening projects. Please stop by and share your experience with us.
    Thank you.

  6. Randy says:

    Beautiful plants! I am relegated to container gardening since I’m renting a mobile home, but still managed to get some nice bell peppers and long eggplant (sometimes called Japanese eggplant). With the severe heat we had this summer, my zucchini did not produce like many others experienced. I learned that in excessive heat (95+F), bees look for cooler places to hang out and the plants go un-pollinated, so you have to resort to manually pollinating your plants yourself. Always something new to learn.

  7. Suburban Grandma says:

    Thank you very much for sharing such an interesting fact about pollination.
    That would explain my below normal zucchini harvest of this year.
    Maybe next year will be better.

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