It's "lock-all-doors" time of the year again

Yes, the zucchinis are ripening. Mine are in plain view, yet I am just staying ahead of them (so I think). Three days in a row, 15" zukes have surprised me. Yet my smugness is just the cucurbit's way of lulling me into complacency, and a false sense of security, while the crook necks, in their villainy, plot, unobserved. Soon I'll be the pariah of the neighborhood, as I walk the streets with my heavy load of green, and yellow logs, searching for the unlocked car door, or the unobserved porch. And then it's run-a-way, run-a-way.
In any event the exercise, and the fiber is good for me ;O)
Yeah, I know, too much information.
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Oh the horror ! Sort of reminds me of the pods that took over.
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On Fri, 25 Jun 2010 17:32:33 -0400, Bill who putters

Wow. That is the newspaper I read for about 30 years. Many of the names were very familiar. Nostalgia.
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Wishing I wuz a neighbor......we are the only people on the face of this earth who cannot get a decent crop from Zukes, and we love them. Dunno what we could be doing wrong, all other crops do fine. This year we didn't even plant any. Sniff, sniff ~~~ :~(. Nan in DE
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Last year, we tried to interplant the zukes with the tomatoes (tall and short), and it was a freakin' disaster. Year before, we planted three squash, all in new garden soil. This year, it is 5 (so far) in established garden soil, and they have gone bonkers. The sun flowers are struggling to keep their heads above the squash leaves. There are 3 more, recently planted squash in new soil, and we'll see how that goes. You must have someone, a neighbor, or relative, or co-worker you can trade with.
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What kind of cucumbers are you growing?
I think it goes like this (I could be wrong, Still brain shocked :)
"Pickling" cucumbers should be picked small 1-4 inches long and often. If they get larger and start to form seeds inside the cucumber, it will send a signal and the plant will die and start its life cycle over again.
"Slicing" cucumbers can get larger for slicing and dicing without the plant going into its premature life cycle.
I prefer the "Pickling" Cucumbers.
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Billy wrote:

:) pick them early and pick them often. i eat them fresh without anything added i like them better than cucumbers, but then i like okra too.

haha, very funny images there, we are too open for anyone to be able to do that, but i would welcome neighbors who grow squash and and things other than what we grow here.

:) at least they would know to follow the poop trail...
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I'm eating them everyday (mostly sauted with olive oil, shallots,and parsley for now, and served with parmesan), and the small ones are just going to have to wait their turn ;O)
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