August 13, 2013 by Hannah
Hello again! My fingers are typing rather tentatively as I realise just how long it has been since I ventured from the depths of my potager and back to wi-fi and what should be a weekly blog update. I can only apologise for my summer sabbatical and contritely confess that I employed a laissez faire gardening technique over the heat of the summer months.
This has had some interesting results. My courgettes have turned into marrows. The fruitfulness of their bulk is certainly welcome, but not quite manageable. So far I’ve gone as far as to make courgette lasagne, bread and even chocolate cake!
All have been dutifully swallowed, but I have noticed the new practice at the dinner table of sifting through anything vaguely murky looking encase of incoming courgette.
Another bountiful although slightly more welcome success are the cucumbers which I grew from seed and if you recall used to be tiny. You can now see a spiky unashamedly phallic looking one poking out from under a spiky leaf.
Now that the summer daylight is dwindling I’m trying to focus on autumn veg and one that I always look forward to our pumpkins. This years crop’s bellies are swelling nicely and I’m looking forward to plenty of warming pumpkin and coconut soup in the coming colder months!