What lovely courgettes (zucchini) I'm getting this September. I've been eating them every way I can think of - vegetable soup, courgette lasagna, courgette mixed with beans and cherry tomatoes, etc, etc. I think I have about ten courgette plants, some in pots and some in the ground. I spread the plants about the garden in an attempt to find suitable growing conditions, as last year I had an extremely pour harvest, mainly from blossom rot.
Left: Courgette 'All Green Bush'.
What I've noticed about 'All Green Bush' is that it has prickly little bits on its skin. Can you see them in the photo? They can be a bit painful. The prickly hairs seem to go away when cooked.
|Sliced courgette ready to go into a vegetable lasagna. Yum!|
|Another good looking courgette. I lifted the leaves to look underneath, and guess what I saw...|
a big fat slug, plump from eating a baby courgette.
|Above: Walking around the garden I spotted other signs of slugs on my courgettes. Do you see the slimy trail in the above photo?|
Below: Looks like slugs have developed a taste for my courgettes.
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