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Courgette curiosity

HeartinthedirtHeartinthedirt Liverpool Posts: 242
Courgette Tuscany coming along nicely, but I'm wondering if the sort of "bottle-nose" growth is normal? Also, second pic, is massive, verging a marrow! Should I pick it now?

It's knowing what to do with things that counts - Robert Frost

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,069
    Courgettes taste best when picked small so roughly finger sized to 6"/15cms.    I suggest you use those two to make a summery soup.

    Regular picking encourages them to produce more as long as they are well fed and watered.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • HeartinthedirtHeartinthedirt Liverpool Posts: 242
    Thanks @Obelixx. These seem to have come in like this quite quickly while my back was turned. The perils of a full-time job 😒
    It's knowing what to do with things that counts - Robert Frost
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,069
    They do it to me too and I'm retired but get busy with other bits of the garden or other interests.   Try and check them every couple of days when you get in from work and you'll soon get the knack of not producing zeppelins.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • HeartinthedirtHeartinthedirt Liverpool Posts: 242
    😂 Ah, that really made me chuckle! 
    It's knowing what to do with things that counts - Robert Frost
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