Re: [gardeners] Cucuzzi, aka Italian edible squash

Catharine Vinson (
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 14:24:39 +0000

Margaret wrote:

> My God, six plants!  (My mail just got unstuck.  Was a system breakdown).
> Did the flower arranger/goatsbeard recipient recommend that?  Margaret, who
> has frozen a lot of mandolined zucc over the years.  I hate to see it for
> 79 and 89 cents a pound in the stores mid-winter and think it looks good.  

No, it wasn't the goatsbeard recipient on this one. It was the shameful 
daughter. I was on the phone with Mother a week or so before they left on 
trip and she mentioned needing to thin The Thighs down to a final number 
of plants. I had suggested 2. She said 3. Since I hate being 
'contradicted', I said, "come to think of it, you should leave at least 
six just in case something happens to the plants while you are out of 
town." She is going to kill me when she returns to find that the squash 
have taken over the garden.