Everyone has one....everyone wants to get rid of them.
What are they? Zucchini!
Everybody who plants zucchini drastically miscalculates how fast these plants grow, and end up planting way too many. In another desperate attempt to keep zucchini out of my dinner, I have decided to carve a particularly large one for Halloween.
I am assuming that you have basic pumpkin-carving skills before trying this....but you may be able to do this without prior knowledge.
Step 1: Find an oversized zucchini
First, you will need to find an oversized zucchini. I left one to grow on the vine until it got large enough to carve. (I can't remember exactly how long it took to grow, maybe around a month.)
1. small knife/saw
2. large knife (optional)
4. 3 toothpicks (optional)
5. newspaper/protective covering
8. your hands
Step 2: Cover your carving area
cover the area where you are carving your zucchini with newspapers. I double layer just in case.
Step 3: Get a design
You will want to get a design, then draw it on to your zucchini. I chose Larry the Cucumber from Veggie Tales. Don't forget to draw a line where you are going to cut off the top!
Step 4: Lobotomy!
Cut off the top of the zucchini with a knife or small saw. I used a small saw I found in an old pumpkin carving kit.