Powdery mildew and Mr. Granny finally did it in. We could no longer walk around the side of the house, and Mr. G hit it with the riding lawnmower the other day, so I decided its time had come. That one plant dwarfs the garden cart!
Two overgrown zukes were found in the process, as well as one of edible size that will be sliced and fried tonight. There were several tiny squash left on the vine, and many more blossoms, so it would have continued to bear until it froze. Oh well, all good things must come to an end, and I certainly can't complain about the 70 pounds of zucchini it gave us, which is a record crop for me by nearly fifty pounds! By the way, those two large zucchinis will not be added to the edible totals for the year, they will be composted. The large one weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces, and the other biggie was 5 pounds 6 ounces.