The tomatoes are ripening early this year, we've been eating them since mid July, Usually its late August before they're ripe. I wish I could say the same about the zucchini, although the difference is probably the greenhouse that the tomatoes get to live in whereas the zucchini have to
Every year I plant beans and zucchini at the same time by poking their seed directly into the soil in the garden. The beans lose no time in sprouting and growing into large plants with lots of big leaves and numerous flowers, quickly followed by handful after handful of delicious beans.
The zucchini take forever to sprout or they don't sprout. Once sprouted the plants act like they're afflicted with dwarfism incapable of growing much more than a few scraggly leaves, a couple of flowers followed by only one or two pathetic, tiny fruit.
This year I starting the zucchinis in the greenhouse, it worked great! but as soon as I moved the seedlings outside they sulked, refusing to grow. I covered them with a crop cover to keep off the chill of summer days in zone 3. Reluctantly they agreed, albeit slowly, to grow more leaves and a flower.
I've been harvesting beans for days.