Tuesday, 30 June 2009

First courgette

The hot weather tempted us to check out what needed water. All the small plants were struggling, but the bigger, stronger ones were doing very well. Once we had watered the young stuff we set about picking blackcurrants - nearly a kilo, with still much more to come. We pick the ripe berries individually by hand only when they are ripe. Some suggest we should wait until all the berries in a bunch are ripe then pick them all, but the slow way means we don't get currants in different stages of ripeness.

We have four courgette plants and they are covered in flower buds. A few have started to form into courgettes and one double one was just about big enough to take. It didn't make more than a taste but it was good. I look forward to more than a taste next time.

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