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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!


I like a success story




Congratulations!  You're well ahead of me!

Goodness Obama's heard about my courgette! 


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.



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..


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

Congrats on your littl'un quercus!


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

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


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......

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  


Thanks weejenny, sounds yummy.


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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