The funny thing with courgettes is they start off really slowly and then suddenly they grow overnight and every time I look there are more to pick. I have already used six this week and they continue to come. I try to pick them and use them when they are small but inevitably some get overlooked and I’m sure we will have the odd marrow. So far I have been able to use them as they come but I can see there will soon be a glut and I will have to turn to more creative uses such as last years favourite courgette jam.
The French beans are also ready although not many are making it into the house this year. As quickly as they grow they are picked and eaten raw by little hands. I did manage to pick a handful myself when my daughter wasn’t looking and am looking forward to tasting them tonight.
Some of the potatoes at the allotment are ready to dig and although small are perfect for salads. I am never more pleased than when eating a home grown potato salad as the flavour is so much better than the shop brought ones. Considering our crops were delayed this year we are now seeing a nice return on the hard work we put in earlier in the year. Keeping up with the constant weeding and maintenance is a real challenge this year, now that we have two children. I know what I will be doing again this weekend.