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Want to know what to do with all those Courgettes? 1

Posted on September 02, 2010 by Original Touch Seeds

There's always a courgette hiding away , growing ...

We’ve all been there, haven’t we? After weeks of lovingly nurturing those courgette plants, and eagerly anticipating the first fruits of our labours, we all arrive at that point where, no matter what we do, and how diligently we harvest, they just keep coming, and there’s always one ‘escape artist’ which manages to conceal itself somewhere at the back of the vegetable garden just getting bigger and bigger.

So, now you have too many courgettes growing in the vegetable garden  and have no more ideas on what to do with them all, even if you had enough time to cook and eat them all before the next generations of fruit turn into marrows!

We have compiled a few ideas here to lift you out of your misery!  plus, our Gardening Chef is beavering away in the kitchen preparing some recipes which will soon follow. You can subscribe here, if you’d like them sent direct to your inbox as soon as we have them. Read the rest of this entry →


Courgette Recipes 0

Posted on August 05, 2010 by Samantha Ford

You can now download a recipe sheet for the Courgette Ronde de Nice which will make reading it whilst cooking a little easier.


Recipe – Courgette Ronde de Nice Soup by Samantha Ford 1

Posted on August 05, 2010 by Samantha Ford
Picture of the finished courgette soup recipe

This is no ordinary courgette soup!

It’s all very well growing all these wonderful vegetables, but what do you do with this wonderous bounty when all your hard work starts to come to fruition ?

Help is at hand, in the shape of kitchen supremo Samantha Ford, who likes nothing better than spending time devising new mouth-watering recipes prepared from her own vegetable garden.

This first recipe is very topical because it uses courgettes as its main ingredient, and we all know that once the courgette plant gets going it can challenge all but the most resourceful of cooks!

Don’t forget – we’d love to hear about your recipes and are offering free seeds for any we publish, so get in touch today!
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August on the Vegetable Garden 0

Posted on August 02, 2010 by Gardening Guru
Samantha finds time to keep an eye on her vegetables

There's always plenty to do with your vegetable plot - even in August!

Many people are inclined to ‘take their eye off the ball’ in August when it comes to vegetable gardening – The days are still long and it’s time for many of us to go off on holiday, but there’s still plenty we could be doing to maximise the potential of our vegetable plots, and there’s still time to be sowing a few vegetable seeds even in August. Read the rest of this entry →




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