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Courgette watch!

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usernamealreadytaken Wed 18-Jan-17 12:50:25

I've been struggling to find courgettes locally, and thought it was just a local supply issue. Turns out there is apparently a national courgette shortage. So, stealth boast time - are courgettes plentiful where you are and will you post to Gtr Manchester

Purplebluebird Wed 18-Jan-17 12:55:02

I can't find any either! I'm in Hampshire. So annoyed, I want to make courgette spaghetti!

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Wed 18-Jan-17 12:56:46

heard this on the radio yesterday...something about a spanish shortage due to bad weather i think.

no courgetti spaghetti!!

Vistaverde Wed 18-Jan-17 12:57:38

Cold weather in Spain and Italy has led to a poorer harvest than usual. More here:-

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/courgette-shortage-uk-vegetable-shortage-cold-weather-ispain-italy-europe-continent-a7533236.html

SasBel Wed 18-Jan-17 13:32:08

Nope, even my trusty local grocery only had a few. NE.

OverScentedFanjo Wed 18-Jan-17 13:34:30

They are easy to grow and taste nicer than shop ones. Think of the food miles.

WhatAPigsEar Wed 18-Jan-17 13:39:59

I've got some in the fridge <boastful face>

TheFlis12345 Wed 18-Jan-17 13:40:18

Loads in my local Tesco (South London) at the weekend.

WingMirrorSpider Wed 18-Jan-17 13:42:18

I've got three massive Ines in the fridge (not a euphemism).

WendyIsMyName Wed 18-Jan-17 13:43:30

None on ocado

Scribblegirl Wed 18-Jan-17 13:44:12

TheFlis, I'm jealous, I'm in SE25 and couldn't find them for love nor money last weekend! Even Sainsburys online refused to deliver them... I want to make minestrone soup sad

insomniaat4am Wed 18-Jan-17 13:45:45

I've had spiralized courgette the last 3 weeks. Both Morrisons and Aldi have plenty of it here.

usernamealreadytaken Wed 18-Jan-17 13:59:21

OverScented I grew loads over the summer, but cold, dark and damp Manchester in January is not ideal sad

usernamealreadytaken Wed 18-Jan-17 14:00:02

insom - I need chunks!

AliceInHinterland Wed 18-Jan-17 14:00:36

Ocado is short here in the south east. I thought it was all the clean eaters.

Laska5772 Wed 18-Jan-17 14:03:04

Get ye over to Sainsburys Isle of Wight .. they had loads in just now (and I didnt buy any ).. but we are a bit behind the times here.. !! grin

pishedoff Wed 18-Jan-17 14:57:02

Loads in Tescos yesterday !

I'm north Hampshire

FurryDogMother Wed 18-Jan-17 15:10:01

My Ocado (in the south east) is showing no fewer than 11 different options for courgettes.

usernamealreadytaken Wed 18-Jan-17 16:12:21

Laska would love to, but just a tad too far from Manchester!

tumpymummy Wed 18-Jan-17 16:36:01

I had no idea! Am in Bristol and havent noticed a shortage at all! Even chucked some away last night that had been reduced and we didn't eat in time. Sorry!

AliceInHinterland Wed 18-Jan-17 19:22:06

Most of the options are out of stock for me apart from mini ones and Ocado own brand. Can't get an organic one.

HandbagFan Wed 18-Jan-17 21:34:58

I have two in my fridge (cost me about £1 each last week!) and no idea what to do with them. Must not end up in the bin, but my usual ways with a courgette don't seem worthy of its increased rareity!

BIWI Wed 18-Jan-17 21:36:57

I couldn't buy any today - nothing in my local Tesco Express or Sainsbury's Local.

ShoeJunkie Wed 18-Jan-17 21:41:13

Haven't been able to get them for the last couple of weeks on my Tesco online shop.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Wed 18-Jan-17 21:56:26

I'd love to help but unfortunately I only clicked on this to find out how courgettes could tell the time.

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