I harvested my first zucchini last week. I should have harvested about ten by now, judging by the little babies I saw, but to date I have harvested...one.
The thing is, last year was the first and only year I ever had success with zucchini, or any summer squash for that matter. And it was not give-a-ton-to-your-kicking-and-begging-for-mercy-neighbors success. It was we-have-plenty-for-our-own-use-for-once success. As in more than one zucchini success. This year I seem to be reverting to the bad old days, although I am still holding out hope.
Here is what I see on my plants one day:
I have not entirely given up yet. There are a few small zukes that may make it to harvestable size by tomorrow or the next day. And I do have a second planting in another bed that if I can keep them healthy and bug-free may give me some summer squash in August. There are also two Trombocino squashes coming along too if they don't succumb to blossom end rot. One can only hope!