The larger one is a pound and a half! I didn’t count on them growing quite so much in just a couple of days. My garden is so wild that I didn’t even see one of them until it was already this size.
The smaller of the two zucchini is already baking away as bread, but this is my first actual harvest of more than one plant. I decided when I planted that I was going to be a true gardener and have the hat and basket (I already had the boots) to harvest in. Yes, I’m a dork. The darling basket was $2.00 at my local harvest stand!
My darling older son, in his pajamas, shelling peas. He loved it! In a few days we might have enough to steam for a side dish. My younger son on the other hand, thinks zucchini and peas are, “gross!” He’s happily eating animal crackers on the couch after helping me make the beginnings of the bread. He stirred the flour mixture but as soon as he saw the actual insides of the zucchini, he retreated in haste. 🙂
The poor garden took a beating in a storm we had a couple of days ago. The top to the kids’ sandbox ended up in the middle of the garden. It knocked my peas off their perch and flattened a zucchini plant. The tomatoes all fell over as well. But, so far everything seems to have survived. It all seems to be bent but not broken.
Good dirt makes all the difference. I have already harvested more than I did last year even though I used Miracle Gro soil. Organic gardening rocks, and I am a convert forever.