Zucchini is a wonderful vegetable to grow in the home garden. It's prolific (yes, we have all heard the stories of ninja bags of zucchini left on doorsteps) but if you have a plan, there is no such thing as too much zucchini.
Growing it truly is simple as long as you can get water to the plant regularly. I start with plants early in the spring, but it grows quickly enough that you can grow it from seed-even in short seasons. When you plant zucchini, pile up a hill of soil, so that it can stay warm and well drained, although moist. Zucchini does love attention and the better care you take of the plants, the more they will produce. The plants can get quite large, but there are bush varieties that will stay in one place if you have a smaller size garden space. Any way you look at it, zucchini should be in your top 5 vegetables to grow this summer.
Zucchini produces huge, yellow blossoms before the vegetable, so pluck a few of these blossoms to become stuffed and deep fried. Here is that recipe. There will be plenty more blossoms to turn into the vegetable. Pick the first few batches of zucchini before they are 6 inches long for the most tender dishes. Then, as they get larger than that, zucchini is the perfect size for stuffing. Here is that recipe:
5 Rough chop half the "meat" you removed and set aside.
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