Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Courgettes in May??

One of my courgette seedlings, which lives outside except on the coldest nights, decided it was going to start flowering and fruiting right there in its tiny 3" pot!


So on Monday I gave in and planted it out in a big tub. I wasn't really planning on growing one on the patio but it makes sense to have some closer to home; we're so rubbish at harvesting everything right on time at the plot, and we have enough plants for both! Again, we can still drag this inside if we have any more really cold nights, but it's put up with plenty of low temperatures already and I don't think we're really at risk of frost anymore. In fact at the moment it looks like the young plant is most at risk from the wind...

So unless disaster strikes, it looks like we could be eating the year's first courgette in just a few days. Crazy!

4 comments:

Green Lane Allotments said...

Don't look a gift horse etc. But maybe sowing some seed now for when the plant is exhausted by early fruiting may be a good idea.

Paul and Melanie said...

Well done! Mine are looking good and healthy in the greenhouse but only just have their first true leaves! :)

Martin and Amy said...

Hi there,
Just found your blog after Mel and Paul mentioned it to me on mine.

We have got 5 or 6 courgette plants with flowers on already! It seems very early but it is definately exciting!

A spring crop is amidst!

Have a good day!

Martin

www.our-good-life.blogspot.com

Nome said...

Certainly will, Sue!

Martin, thanks for coming by. Yep, it looks like it's going to be a great year for certain crops - strawberries and leafy veg seem to be way ahead of themselves too! But while the warm dry weather boosts some harvests, I'm sure it'll cause others to suffer...

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