These are courgettes and apparently there is a major shortage in the supermarkets all due to the bad weather in Italy and Spain. (ahhhh) The dieters are up in arms as they can't ribbon or pasta they're courgettes up and the search is on for the precious vegetable, show yourself you green eating machine!!!
Now I'm no expert and have no gardening or nutritional training but am I right in thinking you can grow this vegetable in the garden??? Ok so it wouldn't be available instantly like people expect it to be, and I get the need for food to be convenient and to show up for the evening meal that same day but It really wouldn't take long to get them up and running and when your crop is on it's way to marrowville you can actually get 3 or 4 courgettes a week, They can be grown in a pot, grow bag or greenhouse if you have one, it really is that easy. I don't consider myself green fingered at all, heck I could kill a cactus but I have actually, and sit down for this, I have grown courgettes and tomatoes. I could give Alan Titchmarsh a run for his money, no.... maybe not.
The only people who are laughing at the moment are serious vegetable growers, allotment owners and Terry Walton, the Radio 2 Gardener. He will tell you how to handle your produce (cheeky) or go to the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) website at www.rhs.org.uk, they do give some handy hints, and you will never be without a courgette again. maybe we should all grow our own to have a personal supply (says she who has a very redundant greenhouse in the garden) and help the community with it's needs in case of famine such as this one. Where's Bob Geldof when ya need him. Lets keep everything crossed and hope Italy and Spain's weather improves and we have an end to this awful disaster but for now.......wiggle your green fingers and get them gardening gloves on them. You may enjoy it!
Bye bye, and catch you tomorrow.
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.