Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Zucchini Tuesday - safe in bed

This week on Zucchini Tuesday -  bed rest.

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.

11 comments:

  1. Wow Greenskin looks fantatsic. I can imagine with all that fabulous sheep poo it will take over the entire bed before you know it. Nice job

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    1. I am liking all this free manure, even if I have to get down on my knees to scoop it out from under the shed.

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  2. Poor zuch! Our ficus tree got the same unlucky treatment several years ago but with no luxury bedrest, it took years to fully recover! Anyway, sooooo envious of your summer time, ours was an embarrassment over here in Blighty.

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    1. I have decided that that kind of travel is pretty bad for plants.

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  3. He's looking great, they're resilent plants aren't they? My feelings is that you wont need the back up...

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    1. Tough as nails - who'd have thought!

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  4. What a recovery! The travelling zucchini is doing really well. It must be all that good manure!

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    1. I suspect it knows its a minor celebrity and has to keep up some sort of performance standard. Free manure is a joy!

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  5. What have I cooked with my glut?? I have one unopened flower! Give me time - I'll report in eventually! :)

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    1. We are all a way off. I wonder what the northern hemisphere people did with theirs?

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    2. Hey Nina, I have finished your new tomato apron. If you send me your email or mobile number to my email address - louisehighfields@gmail.com, I will send you a photo to see if you like it

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