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24/06/2012 at 17:30

Just been out pottering in between rain showers and noticed I have my first courgette! It's the first year I've grown them and given the poor results from most of my veg I wasn't expecting much. However, there's a fruit about 2 inch long and another one looks like it's about to form. I planted 3 plants and potentially they all look like they'll fruit. Quite excited!

24/06/2012 at 17:44

I like a success story



24/06/2012 at 17:47

Congratulations!  You're well ahead of me!

24/06/2012 at 17:48

Goodness Obama's heard about my courgette! 

24/06/2012 at 18:19

I've got 2 already too! But the other 2 plants already compost- thank you slimey brigade, no chance of recovery. Have sown a couple more, nothing to lose, may get something...... J.

24/06/2012 at 18:40

Im growing mine in my wee greenhouse up here in the North Ive had a few now the variety I have this year is like a yellow golf ball dont know what its called. I have a very easy pasta sauce you can make with courgettes if anyone wants it..

24/06/2012 at 18:43

Yes please, I have a spare courgette or two. Not from the garden. I feel bound to add.

Congrats on your littl'un quercus!

24/06/2012 at 19:18

This recipe is not that great on the waist line.. but very quick and easy and a great way to hide a veg if you need to.. My eldest son loves it but wouldnt touch it if he knew.. 

courgettes,cooked to a pulp in olive oil or butter, Then season, I use white pepper, add parmesan cheese and cream, herbs if you want.

I wont say quantities as you cant go wrong if you give it a try before serving. Pour over cooked pasta. It tastes great you could even add cooked chicken or ham..

Hope this makes sense

24/06/2012 at 20:07

Yes please. Ever the optimist I'll get the recipe in readiness for my crop!

24/06/2012 at 20:58

YAY...Brilliant ! 

This is my first year of growing veg and so far I'm really enjoying it..My Courgette plant is doing really well and has about 4 flowers already so Im getting really excited that hopefully I'l get some courgetttes......

25/06/2012 at 00:18

Well done. This year I sowed a courgette plant which produces yellow one's,it has three tiny courgettes on, thought they'd start off green before turning yellow like peppers but they grow yellow  

25/06/2012 at 08:22

Thanks weejenny, sounds yummy.

25/06/2012 at 08:48

I think they're a really rewarding crop to grow. Mine are always in enormous pots & usually produce enormous gluts! Not so good last year though.

This year they started off well but a few baby ones have been falling off, which is always disappointing. 

There's a yellow one that seems to be growing okay now though. They do make a lovely change from the green ones. 

Let's hope we'll all be looking for glut recipes soon!

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