Paddy and Plunkett – Harvest Time!

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!”
Paddy, Plunkett and the Courgette Plant - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“I’m going in for a closer look – give me a leg up, will you?”
“Alright… Yeowch!”
Inspecting the Courgette Harvest - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesPoor Plunkett! He didn’t think “leg up” meant “I’m going to stand on your head”.

Paddy’s impressed with what he sees, though…
Courgette Flower - Harvest Time - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“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?
Not ready to harvest yet - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“Hmmm, better leave that for a bit. But I’m STARVING now!”

Just then…
“Paddy! You might want to come back down here!”
Plunkett’s made a tasty discovery.
Ready to harvest and eat! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“Oh, that’s a beauty! Stand back, Plunkett – I’ll take it from here.”
Paddy and the Courgette - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“HEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAVE!”

And after only a bit of persuasion, the courgette breaks free!
Beastie Courgette Harvest - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“Nice one – a successful first harvest, Plunkett! Now, let’s get it to the kitchen.”
Well, it’s lucky there are two of them.
Bringing home the courgette - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“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!

14 thoughts on “Paddy and Plunkett – Harvest Time!

  1. Trust the boys to combine quality time in nature, an exercise work out and cookery suggestions all in one handy report. My courgettes are being blown out of the ground at the moment by unseasonable storms. Anyone else having that problem?

    1. Oh no! Fortunately nothing like that here at Beastie Towers, but my nasturtium plants do seem to be hunkering down against the breezes a bit. Hopefully calmer weather is on the way! Thanks for popping by, Queen Bee 😊

    1. I think it’s where they get their healthy green complexions from 😁 And knowing Paddy’s appetite, I’d say that courgette is already history… Cheers for dropping in to see us, Hannah!

  2. Ok, this is completely unfair that even Beasties are proving better veggie gardeners than me this year. My zucchini (courgettes) have barely flowered. And so far, no green babies have been made. I might need P&P to come work their magic (and do some of the heavy lifting, it seems :)) ).

    1. What, you mean Finn isn’t helping in the garden? I’m surprised he’s passing up the opportunity to claim some free snacks from nature’s larder. Hopefully a burst of sunshine and a helpful pollinator or two will get things moving… Otherwise it looks like Paddy and Plunkett are heading Stateside!
      Cheers for swinging by, Tammie 😁

      1. Finn? Work? Have you forgotten who you’re dealing with?! πŸ˜‚ As for P&P coming here, tell them to bring a big suitcase so they can sneak me out of here on their return trip.

        1. Planning to travel like a Beastie, eh? I’m not sure I’d recommend Ireland at the minute though – high winds, frequent rain and it’s a scorching 15-17Β°C out there πŸ˜‚

    1. Ha! Yes, that cracked me up when I first saw it. I might need to send them a cart for future visits to the garden…
      Cheers for dropping in, Simon!

  3. P&P never cease to amaze me with their resourcefulness. Please pass on my congratulations on their ingenious harvesting of that giant courgette. (Please don’t grow pumpkins, it might be the unmaking of them.)

    1. Hahaha! Oh dear, you could be right… Even Paddy might have a hard time tackling one of those πŸ˜‚ Cheers for swinging by, Mariss!

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