Last week was a very busy one, and in all my other tasks, my garden got a little overlooked. Yesterday my husband went out to pick veggies while I was canning (more on that later), and he came in with the most gigantic zucchini I have ever seen in my life. Who knew you could grow a zucchini with the diameter of a baseball bat and a length almost as long?!
He then called me out to help him pick, and when all was said and done, we picked 10 pounds of zucchini (some were good size while others had gotten too large), 6 pounds of cucumbers (some of these were large also), a few pounds of yellow squash, and some zinnias.
I will still use most of the large vegetables, but I will remove the seeds first. The large zucchini will most likely get shredded and frozen for zucchini bread, but the baseball bat zucchini may get donated to the chickens. I'm not even sure they will appreciate it, so it may contribute to the compost bin after that.
I will post very soon regarding my latest canning project. I'll give you a hint...it involves a fruit I have never canned before and lots of it! Do you think you can guess what it is?