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Margaritaville
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:47 pm    Post subject: Courgette question Reply with quote

Hi,
My courgettes are growing away fine,nice yellow flowers blooming, but although the plants as a whole are healthy looking the lowest leaves are browning/yellowing at the edges.Is this a problem?Is it because they are skimming the soil surface just?Its my first time to grow them so bit ignorant about this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the exact same thing and only noticed it today. How long have they been planted out? Mine are only outdoors about two weeks so i'm putting it down to them adjusting to the (cr*p) conditions we have been having lately.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have grown courgettes for a few years now and have noticed this happening every year. In my case I think I may have forgotten to water for a few days in any case it never made a difference and the plant carries on.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would"nt worry about above, happens to me every year, If you keep picking them when small (6to8ins) You"ll soon get to the stage where the family start to mutter, Not courgettes again! Don"t let them grow big, except maybe to add to soup, their useless.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too wouldn't worry about this.

To stop the family complaining about the abundance of courgettes at the table, try this recipe. I made it last night, with one rather than 3 courgettes, and there was plenty for 4 adults. It went down really well, with requests to have it again soon!!!

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10466/courgette-and-parmesan-tart

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mum has this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Will-All-Those-Courgettes/dp/0952488159. Loads of ideas in there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting thread this. We grilled the courgettes last year with some oil and parmesan on top. Very similar to the bbc recipe above and absolutely delicious.
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