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Monster courgettes

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Lorelai Fri 05-Aug-11 10:04:44

I've just been out to harvest courgettes for the first time in over a week and they have taken over the garden! The biggest one I have brought in (I left the largest out there just to see how big it will get; it is over 2 feet long already!) is longer than my forearm and wider than it too. Will it taste as nice as a smaller one or do they lose flavour as they get bigger?

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 05-Aug-11 10:25:31

they do lose flavour but they are great stuffed or turned into soup 9though there is only much soup you can eat)
Alternatively, stick a post-it-note on it 'Free To Good Home' and leave it by your garden gate.

AMumInScotland Fri 05-Aug-11 10:42:27

Courgettes are baby marrows, so what you have now are marrows if they have got that big! Much milder flavour than courgettes, but still nice.

Lorelai Fri 05-Aug-11 13:28:37

Oooh, stuffed sounds nice - do you have a recipe?

Otherwise my dad has made marrow chutney before, might see if he wants to try it again smile

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 06-Aug-11 22:10:42

sorry, didnt come back! I just chop in half lenghtways and then into pieces that fit into an oven dish. Scoop out the seeds and fill with a bolognaise sauce. Cover in cheese, foil over the top. Bake for about an hour removing the foil for the last 10 minutes.

Lorelai Wed 10-Aug-11 08:06:45

cool, thanks, will try it soon!

MissFoodie Wed 10-Aug-11 10:46:50

omg am so jealous! have not had a single one out of 5 plants!!!!!
what variety are yours?

Lorelai Wed 10-Aug-11 13:22:49

blush I'm not sure! I know nothing about gardening, just bought a random packet and planted them! If you are in Surrey you are more than welcome to take some off my hands!

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