Zucchini varieties are more numerous than you can imagine. Zucca is an Italian word for pumpkin and ini (from ino and ina means “little”). In Italy all squash are zuccas. There are big zuccas like our American field pumpkins and small zuccas like zucchinis.
The following are squash flowers from a zucchini plant. One is male, the other is female. Can you identify which is which? I’ll give you a hint…when the male pollen fertilizes the female ovary zucchini seeds are created and the ovary swells to carry the seed. Here’s a thought, wouldn’t it be great if “the […]
May not be many students around over the summer, but that hasn’t stopped our school gardens from performing. Corn is high, tomatoes are plump, cucumbers are fat, peppers are turning color, pole beans are still producing, and zucchinis are abundant. cherokee purple tomato Two recipes to utilize all this goodness are included below. 1) Black […]
Its not quite fair that summer harvest begins at the close of school. We got our first cherry tomatoes a week before school ended, but no heirlooms, no corn either. Fortunately some of our school gardens are accessible year round and currently zucchini and squash are plentiful. Try these zucchini/pasta recipes for those who like […]
We had out first spring harvest this week: round 8-ball squash the size of tennis balls, dark green zucchinis with flowers still intact and tender green beans that also grew yellow and purple (anything colorful is always a big hit). With only five weeks left in the school year it is too late to start […]