18 Sleeps To Go…Zucchini Zucchini

I don’t normally blog on back to back days as I want to give all of you a little time to digest my latest pearls of wisdom (or is that pearls before swine? Silk purse out of a sow’s ear? Might fly? Any other pig metaphors?) But I just had to tell you…

I picked my first zucchini (aka courgette) yesterday.

There was only one ready but rather than waiting for the others, I did not want to risk a repeat of the earlier Strawberry Pilfering incident, so I snipped, and brought my valiant little veg inside…


Now what will I do with him? A summer veg risotto or pasta perhaps?

LOL! I’ve just realised that I have naturally assumed that it is a ‘him’…stop smirking – you are merely proving that none of us are ever too old to smirk at a naughty thought…

Anyone up for a banana?

(Sorry..couldn’t resist! 18 sleeps to go and still a child…)

News From The Patch: Report Card May 09

I have strawberries!
Green, not-pickable ones as yet but still…strawberries. Check them out…How chuffed am I?

My other children are coming along at different levels of enthusiasm (just like real children I am told)…

– Top of the class goes to the strawbs but not far behind are runner beans (busy ‘running’ up the bamboo frame), Mizuna lettuce (has grown taller than the container – bless) and peas (I’m thinking I might need to put taller stakes in!)

– Tomatoes, courgettes (or zucchinis for those of you who know better), dwarf french beans (btw – how big are the regular ones??) and all of the herbs are trundling along nicely as are the rocket, spinach and chard. That’s an A for effort kids!

– Greater challenges have been faced, however, by the pearl lettuce which have faltered a bit in the shadow cast by mizuna and rocket success so I can see that a bit of T(ender) L(ettuce) C(are) is required here…

So that’s about it for the Mid May report card at The Patch…off to do my rain/sun/rain/sun dance now so we can have more salad and ‘eating strawbs’ for June!