Wednesday 14 August 2013

Courgette (or Zucchini) - prolific producers

Courgette plants have no sense of timing; they wait until you are at your most unsuspecting, and then they become productive, and boy do they fruit 

If you fancy your own plants, they are really easy to grow from seed and can be sown outdoors in late May or early June in the spot where they are to grow. Sow them about 1 inch deep and keep the seedlings covered using a cloche, or a jam jar, which will do the trick, for as long as you can until they are too big.
Or, you can start them off indoors in pots a little earlier, which is what I did, and then plant them out when the plants are sturdy and roots are emerging.

Courgettes, or Zucchini, are prolific if they are kept well-watered, and the odd feed is also appreciated.

Botanically, however, the zucchini is an immature fruit, being the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower.

The problem is, what to do with them? 

Why not try one of our recipes? Click on the link to be taken to there.

Like marrows, they are quite bland, so need to be livened up a little, so it’s time to get creative and try out the courgette recipes, which are on the menu at Fancy Pans.

© Karen Ette 2013

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