Zucchini Bandit

My 2012 garden is coming along nicely, except for my poor little zucchini plants that I started from seeds.  I had two little baby zucchini plants, got them in the ground, and then a couple of days later I went out in the morning to water the garden, and BOOM, there was a plant pulled up out of the ground.  I’m thinking this was either the work of a lizard or a fatty black crow.

I put the poor little thing back in the ground, as I will not be defeated by a lizard or a crow.  Then I gave it a nice drink of water, and the next morning it perked back up and was staying green.  That evening I go back out to water all my little seedlings, and my poor little zucchini had been munched to pieces.  Here’s how it looked.

Then a few days later the same thing happened to the other baby zucchini.  and I put it back in the ground, watered it hoping it will spring back to life.  I will not be defeated.

As of this writing I have given in to the zucchini bandits, and will be heading to Home Depot to buy two new plants.  The pesky varmints got a hold of the zucchini’s and they were never to be seen again.  Poor little zucchini plants. They were my little babies. I started them from seeds.  

But the garden must go on and I want to have a nice crop of zucchini.  Grilled zucchini, zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, zucchini in stir fry.  The possibilities are endless.

This is just a small sneak peek of my garden adventures.  I have been spending a lot of time tending the garden while Travel Man’s away.  Lots of plantings and things going on out back.  He hasn’t seen the whole garden yet, so I’m not posting too many pictures of it until after he is home next week.  There has to be some surprises!

So for all of you who are gardening this summer, how does your garden grow so far?

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  1. MixerUpper says:

    This happened to me, too! So sad. 🙁

  2. Elaine says:

    I’m excited about my new container garden ~ you inspired me to get going on it! It’s only about 14″ in circumference, has 4 varieties of plants in it, and came out really nice. Jim even commented on how he liked it. 🙂 It’s got alyssum (purple/white), and others named ‘Buddy Purple’ gomphrena, moss rose, and ‘Blue Dart’ juncus. I planted things with different heights, so I like the way it looks balanced. I’m so happy I’ve kept it alive for 2 weeks, as I usually do something wrong and they die! So far so good. I also found out that Lowe’s allows you to return your dead plants to them for a year after purchase! My kind of place!!!! 😀 Good luck on your zucchini!

  3. chebandbecky says:

    The zucchini grew but the peas were eaten…sharing the bounty, I guess?

    • Hey Cheryl- thanks for stopping by. I think I made it past the zucchini bandit, and everything is growing like weeds with our heat this week. Just remember keep a smile on, and are you breathing?

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