Since I finished the studio yesterday, today I changed my focus to the garage. Â I’ve now fully organized the dyeing/surface design equipment, on a giant set of utility shelves, and have more or less unpacked the weaving equipment. Â I need to clear more space before the loom is usable, though, and need to repair a cable, re-set the live weight tension, and reattach the treadles and Compudobby before I can start weaving again. Â Still, we make progress!
Meanwhile, other things are making progress, too. Â This may be the last zucchini photo – the plant is now large enough that I can barely fit it into the camera frame! Â But here is the latest photo of the rampaging zucchini:
Each of the three main branches is now about ten to twelve feet long, and in addition to shooting forward like lightning (six+ inches of new growth per day), they are also sending out side branches.
And to think that just four weeks ago it looked so sweet and innocent:
I’m morbidly curious just how long the zucchini can keep this up. Â I egged it on a bit last week by applying some organic fertilizer, and am wondering if it will go all the way up to the backyard fence if I keep giving it more water. Â It will be interesting to see how it plays out, if the zucchini doesn’t eat the house entirely!
At any rate, here’s something just as exciting: our first zucchini!
It’s bigger than it looks, about 3.5 inches across.
The puzzlement, of course, is that this is clearly not an Ambassador Zucchini as it was labeled. Â So what do we have? Â The stems are prickly, which suggests that it’s a summer squash of some sort, and I’ve seen photos of ball-type zucchini that look similar to this one, so I’m continuing to call it zucchini until I have positive identification otherwise. Â But if you recognize this variety, please leave a comment to let me know what it is!