Wednesday, 4 August 2010

ABC Wednesday Round 7 C is for Cultivation

Thanks go to Denise Nesbitt and her Clever Crew who organise and host this weekly meme. To C more Cs please click here.

Courgette flower unfurling . . .

 . . . and opening to attract bees and hover flies and butterflies . . .
A developing courgette almost ready to pick
Cucumber flowers
The cucumber plant climbs heavenwards, twining its tendrils round supports
Is it a gherkin or a cucumber? This baby cucumber is not yet ready to be harvested.
One large courgette - almost a marrow! - and two small cucumbers.
Our courgette plants are bountiful and the courgettes grow very quickly. Left for just a day or two, young tender courgettes soon mature.So, at the moment, it's courgettes with everything - raw in salads, roasted, stir-fried, curried  . . . I could pickle some. I wonder if I could make courgette jam?? 

19 comments:

  1. Amazing! Did you get the award i e-mailed to you for your wonderful poat for last week's ABC Wednesday?

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  2. What a wonderful use of the C this week. Some of my friends keep me supplied with Cucumbers, and I understand how fast the courgette grow, but they make a nice touch to almost any meal.

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  3. Thank you both! Denise, I haven't received your email but thank you anyway - I'm really touched. (Some might say I always have been!) As it happens I try to run an award-free blog - reading lovely comments is reward enough :-)

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  4. When I saw the first photo I wondered what type of critter you were showing. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be flowers and the fruits!

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  5. Really gorgeous photos! And yummy. Around here when speaking of how prolific the zucchini, the joke is: 'Well, its zucchini season. Lock your doors!'
    I'm not usually lucky enough to be given the extras.

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  6. Love the photos and your "creativity" for it takes a lot creativity for both the photos and the cultivation.
    Thank you :)

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  7. What a terrific post for the C Day, Janice! I love cucumbers and these look delicious! The flowers and plants are so colorful! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  8. Phantastic pictures of my favorite vegetables ;) !

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  9. The young cucumber has a lot of thorns I guess to shove away from invaders. ^_^ Great shot!

    ABC Wednesday

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  10. Sometimes, I think photos of flowers unfurling are moreinteresting than the full bloomed flower.

    and yes, you can make jam with your courgettes (I make a lovely zucchini and apricot jam)

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  11. There is something about vegetable flowers, small yet perfect. You should be topped up with vitamin C after your garden bounty.

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  12. Gorgeous photos of the flowers! hard to believe a cucumber grows from them!
    Great post!

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  13. ha - i thought the little cuke was a caterpillar!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  14. lovely photographs..! :) thanks for sharing..!

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  15. Loved the pictures so much I remembered to finish off the remainder of the zucchunis and cucumbers (along with some tomatoes)in my refrigerator. sadly the weather here is too hot to grow these lovely veggies...so the fridge.
    Nice 'C's.
    love,
    A

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  16. Oh, that brings back memories! We had a vegetable plot in our very first house and grew lots of courgettes!

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  17. Amazing photos. I'm not a gardener but am an avid watcher of those who are!

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  18. A beautiful star-shaped flower and behold the lowly cucumber! I've never heard the word courgette before. Sorry I'm so late with my comment.

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