2022 Raj Farm Update# 4: Z is for …

Zucchini! First time for zucchini in Raj Farm. Planted seeds and growth has been spectacular. Lot of nice, large yellow flowers in the plant. Leaves appear similar to cucumber plant leaves. Thought zucchini and cucumber were from the same family, zucchini being the flamboyant sister (big hair, big earrings, high heels etc) and cucumber being the shy sister (dressed more conservatively to not attract attention). Turns out they are related but not from the same family. Both are categorized as cucurbits and under that zucchini is in Cucurbita sub-category, cucumber is in Cucumis sub-category. Cousins for sure, at least one more degree of separation than I originally thought. My newfound wisdom comes from Wikipedia ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurbitaceae ). Early signs look promising, we will be tracking and reporting progress this year. πŸ‘ One bonus I already see. The flowers have been attracting butterflies. Some white and even some monarchs. Enough of my talk, let’s talk business! Knowledge gained from this post will cost $5 and payments can be made to TheRajFarm πŸ˜‰ 100% of the proceeds from your payments will go to my favorite charity, myself πŸ˜‚πŸ™

Author: Rajaram 'Raj' Gopalan

Hi All, Welcome to my home in cyberspace! You can call me Raj. Feel free to explore, discuss, comment and most importantly have a good time!

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