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SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI INTO YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PORCH DAY – August 8

NATIONAL SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI INTO YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PORCH DAY – August 8

SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI INTO YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PORCH DAY

Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day on August 8th offers gardeners a way to rid themselves of extra produce. For some, this day offers a way to rid their garden of an overproducing squash plant. 

Did you know that zucchini was a fruit? Well, if you’re a gardener, you know this fact already.  You also know that zucchini grows in abundance and is ready for harvest in August. Zucchini growers also know that one plant of zucchini allows you to share this wonderful treat!

Zucchini is also incredibly helpful with weight loss. The produce is low in calories, high in fiber, and full of water. As such, when you eat it, your tummy doesn’t feel empty. Hopefully, you are less likely to overeat. If your zucchini produces well, add it soups, salads, and baked goods. 

When you receive a zucchini on your porch, savor the delicious squash. Eat if fresh by slicing it. Other ways to use it are:

  • To preserve zucchini, shred it and freeze it in freezer bags to use later.
  • Baking it into quick breads and delivering it to a neighbor will also please them.
  • Add zucchini slices to tomato sauces or pasta dishes.
  • Make Ratatouille. You won’t be disappointed. 
  • Grill the zucchini. Add garlic and parmesan.

HOW TO OBSERVE Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

Sneak some zucchini into your neighbor’s porch. Don’t be surprised if your gift delights the recipient, either. Those who have none in their garden are usually excited to have some fresh zucchini, especially if they didn’t have to grow it themselves. To alert others, use #SneakSomeZucchiniIntoYourNeighborsPorchDay to post on social media.

Whether you’re sneaking or receiving, we’ve got you covered for recipes and tips. Check out these 11 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Zucchini.

Take a moment to visit our recipe page. You just might find a zucchini recipe or two

SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI INTO YOUR NEIGHBOR’S PORCH DAY

Tom Roy at wellcat.com created this zucchini holiday while doing years of news & talk radio.

Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch FAQ
  • Q. What kinds of zucchini are there?
  • A. Zucchini come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Each variety also develops its own flavor.
  • Q. Is zucchini good raw?
  • A. Yes! Zucchini can be eaten raw. Add it to a salad or lightly pickle it for a crisp fresh taste.
  • Q. Are zucchini flowers edible?
  • A. Yes, they are. They can be eaten raw or cooked.
  • Q. Is zucchini native to North America?
  • A. Yes, the plant grew wild in North America and was later taken across the Atlantic Ocean by European explorers.
  • Q. Does zucchini grow in limited space?
  • A. Yes! Certain varieties grow well in containers. Consider Cube of Butter, Max’s Gold, or Astia. Use light, well-drained soil and place in full sun for best results. Be sure to water daily until the seeds sprout and then water when the top layer of soil dries, usually every day when in a sunny location but don’t over-water. Fertilize once a month.

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