Oh god monster zuke

So for a while all the zucchini I’ve been getting have been fairly runty, and if I try to let them grow to normal size, fairly rotty. Not terribly surprising as the vines are old at this point. Weirdly the leaves look very healthy for this time of year, so I started digging around the base to see if anything was off or not.

WHY HELLO THERE.

Um. Wow. Looks like my vines were putting all their energy into one monster zucchini which is why all the rest were on the runty side.

Good news is now that the monster has been slain picked, the rest of the squash should develop as normal, and I should be getting zucchini into at least October.

The bad news is what the hell am I going to do with this behemoth? It’s almost as hard as a pumpkin! This is a straight up marrow!

Stuffed and baked?

Stuffed and baked.

As far as ridiculous problems go, this is a good one to have.

One thought on “Oh god monster zuke

  1. Oh, I hate it when that happens; but it is amusing to see that it does not just happen in my garden. When I got a big one, I sliced it up into narrow lengths just shorter than wide mouth pint jars, and pickled them. However, they may not have been as big as yours. Each piece should have skin on one side, so if the shell is too thick for that, it would not work so well. (I think that by the time I was done scraping the guts out, the ‘shell’ was not very thick.)

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