It’s a Wet, Hot Zucchini Summer

Emily Kingsley
Human Parts
Published in
7 min readJul 24, 2023

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A contemplation on the economics of summer hobbies.

Photo by May Lawrence on Unsplash

In May I invested in four baby zucchini plants from a greenhouse. Each one cost $6.00, which felt like a lot, but sometimes the intoxicating smell of a greenhouse in springtime makes me loose with my money.

When I got home, I went outside and dug a neat hole in the corner of my garden. I tossed in some compost and some hopes and…

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Emily Kingsley
Human Parts

Always polishing the flip side of the coin. Live updates from the middle class. e.kingsleywhalen@gmail.com. She/her.