Photo: Fritz Lenneman

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The zucchini is starting to sprout. It won't be long before we have to thin them to just two plants.

I find that decision a little nerve-wracking. You're placing a lot of trust in a fast-starting plant to deliver on promise when it's just a few days old. What if you could have had an awesome late-blooming zucchini, if only you'd had the patience or foresight?