Thursday, June 27, 2013

Jumbo Z as big as my thigh!

No, it is not a cucumber. Guess again. Our wonderful Bosnian neighbors have planted a garden that looks like a small jungle. They have so many different crops taking up half of their back yard. They tend it lovingly. The Bosnian beans are climbing higher than Jack's bean stalk, their tomatoes are cramped and not producing much fruit yet, but their plants are healthy and when they do come in, we will be sharing over the fence. Our vines are heavy laden so we will share first with them.

They cut a very large tree down in their front lawn and replaced it with a pear tree. It is bearing fruit now and has one perfectly formed baby pear. The Mrs. planted zuchinni around the tree stump. The vines have crept across the front yard and are heading for the sidewalk. From the road it looks like a very leafy tree has just fallen. I am sure, back in their homeland, they used every inch of space to garden, so growing fruits and veggies on the front lawn is their norm.

They invited us over (with hand gestures) to see their new baby. They lovingly parted the flowering vines and I gasped. You would never guess this monster is three feet long, and is the diameter of my thigh. They offered it to us. How sweet. I declined and accepted a much smaller one. Fried it up and shared. Oh the joys of summer.

10 comments:

Sioux said...

Summer vegetables...One of the best parts of the season.

Bookie said...

Things are late but are coming on. I bought a bag of green beans...so fresh and good this week! Zucchini has never been our favorite but have been roasting it with oil and salt and pepper...quite nice!

Oh, and thanks for the market tip this morning!!

Joanne Noragon said...

Watch out for zucchinis. They used only to knock on back doors, but now go round front and ring doorbells, too.

Kim said...

Giant zucchini - think of all the meals you can make with it. From frying to grating into a loaf of bread, or dicing into a garden salad - you could have zucchini with every meal!

jabblog said...

Wouldn't that be a marrow? Lovely eating anyway.

Susan said...

Oh, you are so right about the joys of summer, Linda. Delish! Lucky for you to have such super neighbors. Susan

Val said...

My grandma used to make the best zucchini bread ever! And so much! I always had a couple of loaves in the freezer, lovingly wrapped by grandma's hands, first in Handi-Wrap, then in foil. It lasted for a long time, when it lasted.

Donna Volkenannt said...

Oh, the joys of neighbors. How nice of them to share.

Merlesworld said...

That is huge, I wish our neighbours grew vegetables as I 'm not good at them.
Merle.......

Daisy said...

Nothing better than fresh produce from the garden. That is one monster zucchini!