collossal courgettes

August 6, 2009 at 9:12 pm 7 comments

Courgette - round measured

MOSAIC - collossal courgettes

Can you believe all my courgette and marrow pickings are from just two plants; one round, one straight.  The round courgette plant was another seedling donation from Dave and I think he said the seed came from his daughter in Finland.

Entry filed under: allotment tales. Tags: .

monster marrows runner bean revival

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pat  |  August 7, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Compost the huge ones now and eat the tiny tender ones. We were too soft hearted in our first year and tried to find homes for all the green Zeppelins. Our friends started avoiding us and we still had piles of rock-hard tasteless marrows at Christmas. You know it makes sense. Do it now.

  • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  August 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    the ‘small’ marrows are being received quite well – perhaps it’s relief that I don’t inflict the beast on anyone! I think it will end up in my chutney pan

  • 3. thedroolingvegetable  |  August 8, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Ye Gods! You’re going to be eating those courgettes for months. Enjoy…..!

  • 4. Nip it in the bud  |  August 8, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    cool name drooling vegetable. I suspect you’re right as I’ve picked 6 more today albeit smaller ones!

  • 5. kirstypop  |  August 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

    We’ve looked on your site and tried to guess which one you gave us and we think it’s the third one from the right … no no no … left. No, yes, that’s right. Oof. [Mum typing again as the words come out 😉 no editing here!] Mum, why did you put that? Oh Muuuuuuuuum. I think I’d better shhhh. Oooooohhhhhhh Muuuuuuuum. Stopit. Giggle. Mummy I mean it. Giggle


    • 6. Nip it in the bud  |  August 14, 2009 at 9:08 pm

      I think so, third from the left, so you can see it was a small one even though it was a good size marrow! Always delightful to receive your comments and share your giggles ;o)

  • 7. making chocolate courgette cake | Nip it in the bud  |  November 4, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    […] you’ve still got whopping great marrows knocking around (they store for weeks afterall so it’s quite possible) then reach for your […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

About Nip it in the bud

Welcome to my blog about growing and cooking allotment veg since 2009 and growing sweet boys since 2012. Take a walk with us through our life in Gloucester with a boy, a baby and 3 cats.

If you like what you found why not receive stories straight into your inbox

Follow Nip it in the bud on

Blog Stats

  • 448,873 hits


Follow me on Instagram

NOURISH for #mindfulapril with @mamas_scrapbook - a scrambled egg start to my day. A carb heavy diet makes me lethargic and effects my mood so this sets me off on the right foot. Toddler L also loves it and it eases my mind about what else he eats in the day if I know he's had a good breakfast. #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog
GROWTH - day 18 of #mindfulapril. One son the size of an emperor penguin and one the size of a Gremlin! #gloucesterlife thebudblog #glou
Obsessed with anything with wheels, I turn round to see Luca has nabbed someone's scooter at the park and is legging it! #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog #scootingtoddler
Well this has been interesting! After a conversation with @pocketfulofconkers I did a Myers Briggs personality test and it seems to be pretty accurate (ISFJ 'Defender'). Do you know your personality type? How has it helped you to understand yourself or the challenges you have with others? #nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #myersbriggspersonalitytype
BREATHE - day 17 of #mindfulapril. 6 years old and so happy to be doing this for the first time. His nearly 2 year old brother would try it right now if only he could reach! I'm definitely go to have to learn to pause and breathe when he's bigger. #nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #mumbloggeruk
#mindfulapril day 16 - LIGHT. Luca, our little "bringer of light" bored of life on the outside when he was just a day old. Crazy to think he'll be two in just over a week. He brings us so much joy but is also a good metaphor for accepting the shadows that come with the light (aka he's a right monkey!) #nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #lucabringeroflight
Missing this fella now he's back at school today. We'd happily go to @wwtslimbridge every day if we home schooled! #nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #loveglos #slimbridgewwt #outdoorexplorers #mumbloggeruk
With Es return to school this morning, on a walk that saw our usual route closed off because of a fatal stabbing, I can't help but reflect on what kind of world he's growing up in. Creativity is so important to becoming who you're meant to be and when you're comfortable in your own skin kindness to others comes more easily. #nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #creativekids #soulgrowing #newblogpost
The perfect cake for sneaking veg into! Courgette chocolate cake on the blog #nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #courgettechocolatecake
This week's #myheartylife post is now up on the blog. The second week of the holidays brought with it fun outside despite the rain at our favourite bird park @wwtslimbridge and our local @stjamescityfarm #nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #gratefuleveryday🙏
#mindfulapril combining days 14 and 15 with TREASURE and SLOW. Es favourite pastime is making Lego and i love how time seems to stand still for him when he's working on something. When I sit with him and join in it's fab because we're connecting over something he loves, the pace is slow, we sometimes talk but we mostly create in companionable silence. Luca is old enough now to try and join in or occupy himself pulling out every other toy in the room. Who cares if the house is a mess when this sort of creativity and connection is unfolding. #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog #zeroplansday #mumbloggeruk #welovelego
"Happy as a pig in muck" was Luca yesterday at @stjamescityfarm trying to push a wheelbarrow! Will have to put him to work as a volunteer when he's older 😁 #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog #helpfultoddlers

Follow me on Twitter

Featured posts elsewhere

A Gardeners Voice Featured Blog!
TOTS 100 - UK Parent Blogs

%d bloggers like this: