Monday, June 22, 2009

Another couple of firsts

My First COURGETTE (Zucchini)

I am growing Courgettes for the first time ever this year.  I have just two plants and they have now started to produce fruit.  So here they are...  The very first courgettes I have ever grown..  I tasted the one that is cut and it was delicious.
And my first SEEDS to SAVE

I have also done quite well with Broad Beans this year, again my first time ever.    They are over now and I have eaten lots and frozen some.  I left these few (about 500gms {1 lb}) until the pods were quite black and then harvested them for seed for next year.
IMG_0557 And a little RESCUE

A couple of years ago I went away in late November for a few days and didn't return until late April..  NO, I wasn't thrown in prison but it is a long story....  Anyway, when I got back, one of my lemon trees had suffered severe damage from the winter chills.  To be honest, I quickly decided that it was a gonner and threw it under the bench in the workshop where I forgot about it.  Imagine my surprise the other day, when I suddenly noticed a glimmer of hope.  I think it's on the road to recovery.
And a big thank you to all those people who have offered advice and support.  You know who you are.


Maggie said...

Wow that is all great Ian.
I love zucchini fresh in salad or pan fried with a little salt and olive oil.
They are so sweet and crisp when fresh from the garden.

Ian said...

Thanks Maggie, you inspired me to pan fry some the other day and I loved it.

vickiofhobart said...

I have a rule about dead trees. Do not condemn a tree to the dead pile till it shows no signs of life for 2 years!
Works for me.
Works for the trees.
Cheers from Hobart