Monday, August 18, 2008

Cocozelle Zucchini & Other Heirlooms

Today's bountiful harvest.
If things don't improve, I might starve.

I photographed my itty bitty zucchini on the smallest saucer I could find so it would look more impressive!

Most garden zukes are tipping the scales at 20 pounds by now. Tiny (5 inches at maturity) Cucurbita Pepo cannot compete with that.

I'm extra proud of this little fella. It's an heirloom, Italian zucchini (Cocozelle Bush) that matures in 55 days!

Part of the miniature vegetable garden I planted this spring.

The heirloom Oxheart Carrots didn't stand a chance once horse, Megan, discovered where they were planted.

The rest of these quick-growing veggies fared pretty well.

Mini Zukes are happily stretching their vines all around the Hollyhocks.

PS: These Hollies are heirlooms, too.


Iron Needles said...

I have been trying to find some heirloom hollies around here. All I see in the nurseries are hybrid varieties of the double and variegated sorts. Maybe I am going to need to grow them from seed.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

I can send you some Hollyhock seeds! Let me know if you want some.

thismngardener said...

hey-can i have some too? i have just the spot!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Of course you can! I'll send you both seeds as soon as they are ready. :)