Let me begin with some clarification. Americans and indeed some other societies have a different name for the humble courgette. They call it zucchini.
Earlier on this year, I planted five courgette plants up in our vegetable plot. As usual, these plants are thriving. For some reason they appear to like our soil. I might not have much luck with carrots and certain potato varieties but I don't have to try with courgettes.
Ideally you want to pick courgettes when they are young, like this little fellow:-
Apart from anything else, such picking allows new plants to fruit. When young courgettes, can be used in various dishes as I am sure the culinary gurus who visit this blog will agree.
When growing courgettes, you should watch out because in the height of the growing season a small courgette can easily grow too big, like this handsome chap:-
At this size the courgette is still useful in the kitchen though the skin will be less tender.
Because of unsettled weather and a couple of trips away, I somehow missed the following monster courgette, growing under the foliage. I shall call him Led Zeppelin. He weighs as much as a cannonball.Apart from firing him into next door's garden, I wonder what else I could do with him. Any suggestions?