Now here’s a plant worthy of a blog post all on its own!
We’re now calling this grandiose garden feature KING ZUCCHINI for its massive size in the middle of our Back to Eden garden.
My almost 9-year-old son, Isaac, is amazed that the leaves are already bigger than his head! 😀
And this one has essentially been neglected since I planted seeds a little over a month ago.
Some of my other plants I’ve assisted with our homemade compost, which seems to be doing amazing things on its own, giving a huge boost to seedlings that seemed stunted for weeks.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at the performance of this zucchini plant — the sandy soil here on Bogue Banks is known for creating hardy gourd crops (Cucurbitaceae, the gourd family, includes all varieties of melons and squash). In fact, our local area is kind of famous for its Bogue Sound Watermelons.
I just wonder how big it will be once it starts producing fruit this summer…