Zucchinis growing in my backyard

August 8 Is National Zucchini Day

by Carlo Alcos Aug 8, 2011
It’s also known as “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbour’s Porch Day.”

I HAVE FOUR zucchini plants growing in my garden. It’s probably about two — maybe three — more than we actually need here. One of the plants has about a dozen zucchinis growing right now. It’s my first year gardening, so it’s a learn-as-you-go kind of process. Next year, less zucchini plants.

Although the nice thing about having excess vegetables is that you can give them away to neighbours and friends. When I first read about National Zucchini Day at Neatorama, I thought it was just something they made up. Then I Googled it.

I found another post about it at YorktownPatch. Now we were getting somewhere. Then I found a Facebook group for it. That did it. Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbour’s Porch Day was finally official for me (and now for you too).

Unfortunately, unless my neighbours are The Littles, it probably wouldn’t be appropriate to leave micro-mini ones on their porches. Perhaps National Zucchini Day needs to be different depending where you live.

If you haven’t yet started growing your own veggies, check out Why you need to start growing your own vegetables now for a little inspiration.

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