Well, it's not really my first zucchini. But it is my first zucchini in the FALL!
I planted my first fall garden this year. Don't ask me why I've never done a fall garden before. I guess that there's so much to do in the summer with the garden started in early spring, then the summer weeding, watering & picking, that late summer comes and goes and one really doesn't want to think about more garden work.
But since the summer was so brutal this year, our garden was pretty much a complete flop. Once the temperature started "cooling" off, I figured that I should try to get some sort of food from the garden and planted yellow and green beans, lettuce, spinach, green onions, cucumbers, cabbage, sweet peas and even zucchini. The spinach and lettuce didn't make it because it was still pretty hot, but we replanted some more a few weeks ago and they have started poking through the ground.
It's kind of weird having a zucchini on the countertop in late October. The four plants are doing fairly well with lots of flowers and some more tiny little zukes on them, but last night I had cover the plants up because we were under a freeze warning. I'll have to go out there when it gets light to see how they did overnight; hopefully they made it and will give us some more "summer" squash.