mercredi, octobre 12, 2011

fall harvest

I harvested a few things from the garden this afternoon. The zucchini are still producing but the little zucks are rotting before they reach maturity so I figured why not harvest the tender zucchini babies? (did that sound as violent to you as it did to me? 

I also pulled an ear of corn to give it a test run tonight. I read that if the top kernels don't mature it's a problem with fertilization. Given that I planted my corn over 6 weeks late I think the little mini corn doesn't look half bad!

I'll let you know how it all tastes though!

5 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

how many courgette plants have ou got? Did you grow the plant from seed or did you get a mini plant?

MilkJam a dit…

I got 2 plants from the garden center. I read that for 1 or 2 people you shouldn't plant more than 2 plants or you'll be invaded by zucchinis! Mine didn't overproduce like I had read, but we didn't have the best summer. I got maybe 1 every 10 days on average which worked out well with how much we wanted to eat! ;)

by the way, the corn? FREAKING amazing for dinner tonight!!!

Anonyme a dit…

I'm soooo glad the corn was delish! Let me know what kinds of seeds to send next year : )

Brittany a dit…

I saw zucchini flowers on sale at the fruit and veg shop yesterday! I was very surprised, but a quick google search reveals that yes, people use zucchini flowers in soups, quesadillas, breaded, pan-fried, deep-fried, or stuffed with cheese. Crazy!

MilkJam a dit…

I have heard of eating zucchini flowers but since I wasn't exactly overloaded with prolific zucchini this year I didn't try any of them. Maybe next year... :)