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Okay, folks, the day is fast approaching! It's almost August 8, which is

NATIONAL SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI ON YOUR NEIGHBOR'S PORCH NIGHT!!

To help you get the creative ideas flowing, here's an excerpt from an article at
http://www.wellcat.com/august/sneak_some_zucchini_onto_your_ne.htm

* Carefully place a dozen or more zucchini in a large, sturdy black plastic trash bag, then add a couple layers of unwanted clothing. Drive to nearest Goodwill or Salvation Army, hand over bag to nearest volunteer. Politely refuse any offered receipt. Leave quickly.

* Look for out-of-the-way places which have signs posted, "Clean Fill Wanted."

* Under light of full moon, either stark naked or wearing full army camouflage, carrying a machete or any garden implement, run amuck in your zucchini patch, cutting and slashing. Be sure to thank Mother Nature for her bounty before and after this cathartic experience.

* Buy a large roll of freezer paper--the kind that sub shops use. Then proceed to wrap each zucchini that has managed to grow to a foot or more in length. Next time your child has a fundraiser, send him or her out supplied with these phony subs. Tell child to drop them off with neighbors or relatives and leave quickly. It's advisable that a responsible adult hover nearby in a get-away car.

* Gather all available plastic containers and freezer bags. Drink a vat of your favorite caffeinated beverage, in preparation for staying up 'round the clock to purée large quantities of zucchini. This can then be packaged neatly and artistically labeled: "For Zucchini Nut Bread Recipe." These packages can be freely given, along with copies of recipe, to anyone on your Christmas list.


Have fun -- and don't get caught!!

Pony!
 

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I don't have any zucchini yet - my first (late) planting didn't germinate well, so I tried again, and now have 4 plants, none of which have bloomed yet! So for the next few weeks, I'll volunteer to be a ZD3 victim. (Zucc ding-dong-ditch!) My address is...
 

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I like the idea of harvesting the produce naked under the light of a full moon (or the mercury vapor light that's near the garden), but it's skeeter season here with all the rain we've had. I would be an itchy, itchy zucchini queen if I harvested in the buff! LOL

One way to pawn off the extra zucchini is to wander through the halls where you work with a small bag. Smile and stop as every co-worker passes by. Reach into your goodie bag and offer up a beautiful zucchini squash...TA DA!
I've had people say with a smile on their face, "I didn't know zucchini got that big!" Yes, it's special, I say, and I'd like you to have it :p Works every time.
 

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I took about 10 pounds to the farmer's market for the Plant a Row booth. Come home and friends had brought us a bag of zuchini and yellow squash! :hobbyhors :duel:
 

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I heard once about a man that had so many zukes that he put several of the largest ones out beside the road on a chair with a sign that said "Free, take one". When he came home from town, the chair was gone but the zuke were still there! LOL


I have the opposite problem with giving away zukes. My wonderful neighbor across the street helps us pick the garden all the time and we always send her home with fresh veggies. The other day I came home from town and she came over to tell me that she needed a zuke for a recipe so she ran over and picked one. I told her that if she ever wanted or needed any veggies from my garden to just help herself. She has her own tomatoes, so I am sure that it is either the cukes or zukes that she will be going after! LOL!
God bless you and yours
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LOL!

Ah, zucchini! The vegetable we love to hate!

I find that if I plant a couple of seeds, I get poor production. Plant a dozen, though, and I have enough to feed a starving planet. There's no "half way" with zucchini.

Pony!
 

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I remember when a first-time gardener asked here what to do with all his zukes. He had planted something like 11.

I told him to pull out all but one!
 

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Dang, my neighbor planted zukes! Guess I'll have to sit out all night with the shotgun.
 

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I was always told to make sure you roll your truck windows up and lock it on August 8th! LOL

that only leads to broken truck windows or a bed full of zuchinnis
 

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Pony said:


* Under light of full moon, either stark naked or wearing full army camouflage, carrying a machete or any garden implement, run amuck in your zucchini patch, cutting and slashing. Be sure to thank Mother Nature for her bounty before and after this cathartic experience.
Pony!
This one sounds fun! I have the machete and don't mind running naked under a full moon but alas, I am without a zucchini patch. Our nearest neighbor down the road might have one though. He has a beautiful, full garden! :D
 

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i'll be putting out the welcome mat this year!! to wet when they went in the ground , seed rotted and no zukes!! any extras the chooks love! (in moderation, only so much a bird can chew!)
 

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or you could just bring them to my house and i will thank you and happily accept as many as you can bring me as I personally cant eat enough of them.
LOL :)
hint hint nudge nudge LOL :)
 

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i have an aunt that lives on an island , no need to lock the doors on your car with no bridge and 8 miles of water to cross to mainland, exept durring zuchini season!!!
 

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If anyone sees a Grey Volvo Station wagon in SE Kansas With a gorgeous baby and a regular mama in it, you are welcome to fill up the back, Passenger seat, and drivers side back where the baby isn't sitting. None of my Zukes made it and I NEED zuke bread. The car can hold a lot as I fit can fit a washing machine in it!
 

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I like them too, diced and baked with tomatoes, croutons, and cheese! Oh yum! Anybody that wants to dump some on my porch is welcome to, as long as you add a few maters. Mine are still green but the zukes are looking good.
 

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Ilove zukes and summer squash. I have only produced 2 so far, and would love more. Wish my summer squash seedlings had made it. These are such healthy vegies.

The big zukes you can peel, scoop out the insides, stuff with any kind of stuffing you like, but its especially good with a meat stuffing. Then, you bake it. Its called mock goose. yummmmmmm...
 

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Mine are just getting started, folks at work still smile when I bring an arm load..................... It's only a matter of time before they turn on me......... :dance:
 
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