I decided to grow my own zucchini. It’s been about 5 weeks now, and I have tiny zucchini coming and lots of big yellow squash blossoms.
It is really fun to plant them and shop for them, and water them every day, but I just had the most depressing thought — these zucchini, even assuming I get 25 or 30 this summer, are going to end up costing me over THREE DOLLARS EACH!
This occured to me while I was out buying mulch and organic fertilizer. Check my math:
4 zucchini plants — $6.00
4 Big Containers – 35.00
2 bags Potting Soil- 14.00
2 bags mulch – 8.00
organic fertilizer – 15.00
Water estimate 20.00
Divided by the thirty actual zucchini I will get, and it is organic zucchini, that means
each zucchini will cost $3.26!
And I’m not counting my time, and the gas to get to the Home Depot, etc.
On the bright side, I will probably have 60-100, instead of 30, and they will taste incredible, and have no pesticides and be wonderfully fresh!
I am diligently researching zucchini recipes so I will be ready in 4 weeks when they are ready to pick. Send on any great zucchini recipes and I will try them, and photograph them and post the results!