Thursday, August 26, 2010

From the garden in August...what else? Zucchini

I planted six zucchini starts at the end of July. Just add water and sun and voilà!

The plants started flowering about eight days ago. The first flowers were all male. Then a day of all female. Finally, both male and female flowers appeared on the same day. Now, I awake each morning to do my job as zucchini pollinator. I'm not going to leave the job of making sure the flowers are pollinated to the bees. I find the male flower and introduce the pollen to the female flower. Today I was greeted with four lovely specimens. Dinner vegetable tonight, zucchini.

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