Really, this is how large it was. Not a record-breaker, but still pretty good sized.
Believe it or not, these are both cucumbers.
The cucumber on the left was 18″ long and nearly 3 lbs. The one on the right was even bigger. (I have a friend with some funny tales about a neighbor who accidentally made cucumber bread instead of zucchini bread.) The yellow one was as sour as a lemon. Interesting…a self-pickling cucumber!
Okra – still pretty tasty despite being large.
Thankfully the watermelon was regular sized.
This year was the shortest garden season we’ve ever had. It lasted less than three weeks. The the beginning of the month we had slightly cooler temperatures and a little rain, and everything exploded. After that we were back to high heat and drought. I couldn’t believe that I actually had to buy a zucchini from the store this summer. Normally I find myself tricking the neighbors saying things like “This one would be perfect for zucchini bread!’ then foisting off a green baseball bat on them. This afternoon I finished pulling up about half of my plants. It is too hot and too late in the season for them to produce more. It is sad to know that the garden is basically done.
Gallery o’ Weird Vegetables
(from years gone by)
Get your mind out of the gutter. Those are sweet potatoes.
Somehow I seem to end up with mostly oddly shaped food. Perhaps that is why nobody want to come over for dinner.
I’ll have dinner with you…as long as it’s beans!
(Max, don’t look)
If your young man will be starting back to in-class school soon, it might be hard to find clothes since most stores and malls are closed. Stop by my store to see what is available to help your child make those important first impressions.
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Did you grow anything this year?
Do you live near a nuclear plant? We, too, have a collection of weird and sometimes almost obscene veggies mostly featuring daikon radishes. When we lived in Utah we would take long road trips and return to zucchini the size of watermelons and cukes/eggplants like yours. Always good for a laugh. Thanks largely to the cages, this year’s crops are unblemished and beautiful but limited as to diversity because, well, cages. Oh, great photoshop skills, too. So lifelike!
Oh, before I forget…check out this blog by friend Carol who is a small dog fancier. She talks about a dog art event that may be of interest to you. Or not. Oh, she has a Maltese.
Thank you so much, Max! I am looking into that right now.
Oh dear, watermelon sized zucchini! Did you even try to use them, or did you just compost them?
The other day I saw an ad for self-pollinating vegetables, and I thought of you. Have you ever tried those?
The mega-squash weren’t good for anything other than giggles. I know many varieties of popular veggies are self-pollinating hybrids these days but I haven’t tried any. For our little plot, hand pollination is no problem plus we get to make all the jokes while doing it. 😁
Love your veggies fit for a giant! 😉 😀 Wowza!
And weirdly shaped veggies always make me snort-laugh! 😛
Decades ago when we planted our first garden, I didn’t realize the squash would grow so well…we put in too many squash plants and had an abundance of squash. I’m sure before the end of that summer my family, friends and neighbors got tired of me bringing them squash…Like, “Quick! Hide! Here comes Carolyn again with an armload of squash!” 😀
HUGS and enjoy your veggies!!! 🙂
This year it is, “Hide, here come more tomatoes!”
What kind(s) of squash did you plant? Were they summer squash or the kinds that can be kept for winter?
Always happy when I can make someone snort-laugh!
We’ve only ever grown zucchini and yellow squashes. OH, and one year we grew pumpkins by accident. Ha.
Oh, I can’t imagine ever having too many tomatoes! 😉 They always grow well for us, too. 🙂
Funny, one time we lived where people grew oranges, lemons, and grapefruit in abundance…but they only ever offered to share grapefruits with other people, not the oranges or lemons…but I gladly accepted the grapefruit! 🙂
Do you have any grapefruit meringue pie recipes? Other than eating them for breakfast, I don’t know what you can do with a grapefruit. I’m sure you made your neighbors happy by accepting their gifts!
We don’t live in the same state as the grapefruit givers anymore. Ha. But when I got their grapefruit I enjoyed the juice and just eating it for breakfast.
I never looked up any recipes. But, wow, grapefruit meringue pie sounds wonderful! 🙂
We didn’t know you lived at Schrute Farms
I didn’t see The Office. What was behind the Schrute Farms horror story?