19 August 2008
Courgettes – what am I doing wrong?
Ok, so by this time of year anyone with a courgette plant or two is overrun with the blighters. Not me. No, no no. We’ve had a few very tasty individual fruit from our Costa Romanesque and Rondo di Nizza plants but we are nowhere near a glut. How come?
The soil is nicely manured and rich, they have plenty of room, there appear to be no bugs or diseases afflicting the plants. So what’s going on? Has there not been enough sunshine? Or am I simply cursed with being bad at courgettes?
I know that those of you who are drowning under a sea of summer squash are shaking your heads and telling me to be careful what I wish for. Why would anyone want to have too many courgettes, for goodness’ sakes? Well, perhaps I am foolhardy. But right now, all I know is that I am a fool who desires more courgettes!
On a side note, why is it impossible to photograph courgettes on the plant without them looking utterly rude?
Filed under: Mulch — Clare @ 3:35 pm