Now here’s a fun thing we all look forward to every year, sneaking some zucchini onto our neighbor’s porch and then watching their reaction as they find it. Actually you could break the mold and use any vegetable, although then you’d probably have to create another day. If you neighbor grows their own vegetables then it probably won’t have the same effect. That wonder in their eyes of where did this zucchini come from is a laugh a minute, unless of course you intended to use that zucchini for a salad later, then the laughs on you! So knock yourself out today and put a zucchini on all your neighbors porch’s!
How to celebrate – Place a zucchini on your neighbors porch! Get your camera ready! Go back to bed and forget today ever happened.
So if you walk out your front door and find some Zucchini on your porch you will know why, It’s Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day. I find nothing historical or even rational about this day but what the heck, just do it.
It would be best if you had grown it in your own garden but then, that might give it away to the neighbor you are sneaking it on to their porch. So what happens if you don’t have a garden? Well, you can go to the store and buy one. What happens if your neighbor does not have a porch, their mailbox should do the same trick. What happens if you don;t have a neighbor? Just go back to bed, tomorrows another day.
You know the drill, you make sure your neighbor can’t see you as you run up on the porch and deposit your zucchini. making sure the coast is clear for your get-a-way, you ring the door bell and then run as fast as you can to some predetermined place so you can watch with sheer joy the look on their faces when they find your gift.
If a dog answers the door I doubt they are going to fully appreciate your gesture but give them a moment and they will figure out some use for their new found toy. Heck, they might even return it to you!
And if you want to be nice about it, leave more than one so they can cut it up and serve it for dinner… no sense in wasting that fine prize!. I think this actually works with nearly any fruit or vegetable. I would not leave a cow or sheep though, things could get a little messy and your neighbor may choose to park a tank on your porch the next day.
How to celebrate – Go to the store and buy a well developed zucchini. Choose a neighbor carefully, one with a good sense of humor would be best. Make sure you pick a time they are at home so you can watch the delight and joy they receive from your gift!
Have you ever noticed that no matter what vegetable you may like, but not your favorite, always seems to be the most prolific growing in your garden? You can count on Zucchini to be one of those vegetables. Now I like zucchini, no problem there, but having it at every meal for 6 months in a row does get to be a bit much.
I planted a garden for my family and myself and just on a whim I added eggplant. I did not know how to cook eggplant and while I did not hate it, it wasn’t exactly my favorite. Naturally, when my garden started to grow, the only thing that grew in large quantity was the eggplant. I gave away as much as anyone wanted and still had an ample supply to feed several armies on the march. Even when the rest of the plants died off my eggplant was still growing!
I’ve spoken about watermelon before and I will again because if it starts to grow, it never stops! The nice thing about watermelon though is that you don’t actually have to carry it over to your neighbors porch to get rid of the excess, it will actually make it’s way over to them on its own!
I tried planting blueberries and got three berries, I tried planting strawberries and got one, and my raspberry plants never produced the first berry at all. But even today, after I pulled all my eggplant plants up and burned them, they grew wild in my yard! I finally moved.
How to celebrate – Warn your neighbors if you plan on planting zucchini, or eggplant, or watermelon. Buy a black outfit so that you can place your bounty on your neighbor’s porch at night without being seen. Make sure you plant your garden where neighbors can’t see it if you intend on making nightly deposits to rid yourself of over stack (that garden is a dead give-a-way of who is mysteriously giving away vegetables no one wants.