Saturday, February 19, 2011
Waning Moon in Virgo
Saturn Retrograde
Celtic Tree Month of Ash
Sunny and cold

I know I’m going to regret this, but I’m going to plant zucchini.

How could I possibly regret it? I eat zucchini, I cook with it a lot. I’m planning on growing two kinds of eggplants, two kinds of tomatoes, and peppers. And herbs. So all that’s missing from the mix is zucchini and I’ve got all the home-grown ingredients for one of my favorites, ratatouille. I adore the recipe from the original MOOSEWOOD COOKBOOK.

On Cape Cod, there’s a running joke about zucchini. People who grow them joke about how they sneak around in the middle of the night, leaving baskets of zucchini on other people’s doorsteps — sometimes the doorsteps of strangers. People who don’t grow them joke about finding far more zucchini than they could ever use on the front doorstep when they go out to get the paper in the morning.

But I’m growing it anyway, albeit cautiously, because I want to make ratatouille with home-grown ingredients from my garden.

Hey, I’m growing cucumbers, too, and I’ve already been warned about those . . .



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Saturday, February 19, 2011 « Ink In My Coffee
  2. paige
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 19:40:45

    That is too funny! For some reason, I have no trouble growing yellow squash but cannot get my zucc or cukes to grow! I do have the touch with okra though! Thanks for stopping by pocketsmiles.com and for your words of encouragement. If you have any ideas for kids in the garden, I am always brainstorming for new things to do with the boys! … and so that I can document it all on http://www.lovesown.com


  3. devonellington
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 19:43:03

    Paige — it’s my first attempt here, so we’ll see what actually comes up. I will let you know — and cheer on your garden! If I think of anything fun in the garden for the kids, I’ll let you know. Around here, a lot of the kids do stuff at the Audubon Sanctuaries, or the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.


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