Hey there everyone! Now, if the title of this post has you thinking that it’s really too early to harvest anything, please read on… You might be surprised!
After planting courgette seeds a few weeks ago, Paddy and Plunkett are back out in the garden… And, unsurprisingly, they’re on the lookout for some lunch.
“Look, Plunkett! It’s that courgette plant we potted up a while back… And it’s flowering!”
“I’m going in for a closer look – give me a leg up, will you?”
Poor Plunkett! He didn’t think “leg up” meant “I’m going to stand on your head”.
Paddy’s impressed with what he sees, though…
“Lovely! Hey, Plunkett – we could fry these up in batter like they do in fancy restaurants!”
But then, Paddy spots a baby courgette growing behind the flower… Can you see it?
“Hmmm, better leave that for a bit. But I’m STARVING now!”
“Paddy! You might want to come back down here!”
Plunkett’s made a tasty discovery.
“Oh, that’s a beauty! Stand back, Plunkett – I’ll take it from here.”
And after only a bit of persuasion, the courgette breaks free!
“Nice one – a successful first harvest, Plunkett! Now, let’s get it to the kitchen.”
Well, it’s lucky there are two of them.
“Y’okay back there, Plunkett?”
“Uuuuurrrrhhhhh! Is it much further?”
Oh dear. Seems this has been a more energetic outing than Plunkett was expecting. Hopefully he’ll feel better after he’s had something to eat!
So, what’s growing in your gardens (or on your windowsill) these days? I’ve already been enjoying fresh rocket, radishes and nasturtium leaves so far this summer. And after a couple of lazy years, my strawberry plants are finally bearing fruit! All I need now is a little bit of sunshine to ripen those green berries up. Yum!
That’s all for now, but we’ll be back later in the week for another Flashback Friday… See you then!