Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Courgettes

Welcome to two new followers!

Don't take your eyes off these crops. - had to put 2 giant marrows on the compost heap today and there were still a dozen in the kitchen.


My recipe likes so far this season are
Courgette and Stilton soup = good way to use up the "marrow" ones that got away!  Hint don't add too much water, it is better thick!

Courgettes sliced and spiced and used as a topping on mince and tomatoes mix

Sliced little courgettes fried in butter with a few chunks of bacon and a slice of a large tomato; drained on kitchen paper then grate cheese over it and put under grill. 



Went with bi coloured pink sweet peas today!



I have been evaluating my garden picks, using by"eye" scale based on what you would buy on the market in those £1 bowls. So far it has recorded a value of
April    £30
May    £45
June    £55
July    £90

My husband has sold some bunches of sunflowers at the gate and made £10!!  Enough for next car parking fees at the beach and an ice cream.





9 comments:

  1. My courgettes romped away at the beginning of the season but seem to have faulted now. I keep getting end rot. Yours look amazing!

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    1. I prop a bit of wood under them so they are not touching the ground.

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    2. We have had a few with rot at the end too.

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  2. We are just starting to pick ours, I have only grown 2 plants this year one yellow and one green last year I was feeding them to everyone

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    1. I have never tried the yellow ones - do they taste any different?

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  3. I'm about to pick my 1st one, planted ours late, we only have 1 plant.

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    1. I think that is about right for 2 people!

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  4. Our courgettes are doing very well, will grow some more again for sure, we are having a bumper crop.

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    1. Its just rained all afternoon - they will be out there multiplying tonight!

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Afternoon off

Left all the gardening undone yesterday and headed out  for the afternoon in our small boat.  Went up the River Wissey for about 4 miles. ...