I have spent some of our first week at our new place making beds for the veggies I raised in Sydney. Some of these plants travelled in luxury inside a car with air conditioning. Those that received this kind of treatment were the herbs and the tomatoes.
Others less fortunate were relocated on the back of a ute - 4 hours of being whipped around in the wind. My poor Greenskin zucchini suffered badly and ended up looking very wind burnt and pale.
Greenskin certainly needed to get into bed. A bed was hastily constructed, mostly from free materials.
The bed was started off with flattened removals boxes and topped up with layers of sheep pooh from the shearing shed, a little blood and bone and grass clippings (we've been doing fire protection mowing!). The boarders of the bed came from the broken bridge that was wiped out by the March floods.
After a few days bed rest I can see that Greenskin has improved!
While Greenskin's outer leaves are still pale and wind whipped, the newer leaves in the centre are a lovely dark green.
And new flowers are looking hopeful for some zucchini produce.
Just to be sure, I am also raising a new greenskin. The new greenskin is still underground.
What's happening with your zucchinis / courgettes? Any nice produce? Do you have yellow skinned ones? Or tricolour? Cooked any good meals with your zucchini glut yet? Leave a comment or link up with Mr Linky.