Before we grew zucchini, I was always intimidated by having it in our garden. Like if WE tried to grow it, we would end up with some shriveled looking alien food. REALITY: It’s one of the easiest plants to grow. I talked about my zucchini obsession in my last garden video. All of our plants have started producing enough food that we haven’t bought veggies in the past 5 weeks. Hello, savings!
Just to give you an idea of the size of the zucchini yield…here is a giant zucchini… and Carson… for scale. We get about 2-3 of these a day from just 3 plants. And oodles of beans and tomatoes.
Yup. The kid was trying to eat it raw. Luna would also like to say hello.
Zucchini takes up about 4 squares of a garden using the square foot gardening method. It’s a big plant… but worth it.
OUR GARDEN ESSENTIALS
(yup, we use dollar tree buckets to gather our produce and bring it inside!)
Last year (when I was still pregnant) Char and I filmed this video about how to make your own raised bed garden on the cheap. So this is sort of like a #tbtuesday? Yay cheap, healthy things!
BEHIND THE SCENES NOTE: I was so tired when we filmed that I sat down to hold the camera for most of it. Oh first trimester…how I don’t miss you. 😉