They received free, organic seeds in July and went to work!
Farmer Bill welcomed participants, and we learned about the growing methods used by each - traditional in-ground growing, container gardening, and even olla irrigation techniques.
Then each contestant's zucchini was weighed-in at our bulk amendment scale by Farmer Bill.
Our winner was Phillip M. of Clairemont, San Diego with his 6lb 3.25oz zucchini - the very first seed he and his wife planted in their new yard!
Here's Farmer Bill and Phillip - Phillip holds his prize zucchini and Farmer Bill holds the Zucchini Trophy with Phillip's name on it. Next time you're in the nursery, check out the trophy.
BY THE NUMBERS
15lbs: the total amount of zucchini was grown by these local gardeners.
6lbs 3.25oz: the winning zucchini weight
0: the number of contestants who fertilized after planting
$100: the prize first place won