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.

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  • 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 […]


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