My Pick of the Week is something lots of veg gardeners will be utterly bored with by now – but I haven’t even had the chance to get excited about.
We returned from a lovely couple of days in South Devon today – gate-crashing my big brother’s holiday to help him celebrate turning the big 5-0.
Heading off to this mini-jaunt in the sunshine of Saturday morning, we stopped in on the allotment to give everything a good drink, particularly the newly planted peas.
Brandishing our watering cans, Mr MBaF, Miss MBaF and I took a quick look around the plot, and I was pleased to see a few things putting on a bit more growth and yield.
If you’re a regular reader, you’ll notice I’ve been getting pretty frustrated and downhearted with the season so far. Slow to start in the cold spring, my plot has never really caught up – and must be suffering from my failure to manure it this year.
So after the promising tour on Saturday, on our return from Devon today I was keen to head up there and harvest some veggies for my dinner tonight. Mr MBaF is on nightshifts this week so I knew I could get away with a vegtastic dinner!
Finally – FINALLY! – I had some decent-sized courgettes on both my yellow AND green courgette plants. I mean, really? Courgettes? Any muppet can grow bloody courgettes! But mine have been so very long in getting their act together.
So they’re my Pick of the Week – the long-awaited and much appreciated courgettes in my dinner tonight! Simply brushed with olive oil, seasoned and griddled – served with pasta, salad, green beans and feta cheese.
What’s your Pick of the Week been? Tell me in the comments box, or blog about it if you’re that way inclined ;o)