MY SUR­PRISE HAR­VEST

NZ Gardener - - Letters -

I was so sur­prised to see the re­sults in my lat­est NZ Gar­dener of the su­per­sized vege chal­lenge where read­ers grew ‘Rampi­cante’.

I did not take part in the chal­lenge as I have lim­ited space in my home gar­den. How­ever, after the pota­toes were dug out at our beach house in Jan­uary, I was left with a big va­cant space. I bought a sin­gle ‘Rampi­cante’ plant at the Waihi Beach mar­ket and planted it in late Jan­uary. It has been thor­oughly ne­glected but has grown rapidly, tak­ing over the back lawn.

I har­vested about 50 small zuc­chi­nis which we en­joyed, and to my amaze­ment, at Easter I found two huge zuc­chi­nis hid­ing un­der equally large leaves. They ended up as tasty rel­ish, and I just wanted to share this phe­nom­e­nal suc­cess. Janet Danks, AUCK­LAND

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