Monday, February 4, 2013


People around here complain about having too many zucchini. Some keep trying to give you a big paper bag of them, or sell them at the markets or pickle them. There are even tales of anonymous bags of zucchini (courgettes for the British) showing up on people's doorsteps. So I listened to that, and planted out only one seedling this year. I like cooking with zucchini (especially good in green curry, grilled on the barbeque or grated in chilli and chickpea patties), but still didn't fancy trying to eat more than I already do and space is at a premium in the vegetable beds. Our one little plant has been producing just the right amount for us over the past couple of weeks, and the flowers are lovely too.

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