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What Can I Grow In July??

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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  • tenuissenttenuissent Forumite
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    "Remove any flowers that appear if they are not pregnant with a baby courgette behind them but are on a thin stalk."

    Sorry to butt in, but surely, if you do that, the "pregnant" flowers will not be germinated, so the courgette will not develop. This is particularly important if you have only one plant.

    What does work is that if you have freshly opened flowers of both types (ie "pregnant" and "non pregnant"), push the pointy inside of the "non pregnant" one into the inside of the "pregnant" one, thus fertilising it. One "non-pregnant" flower can be used to fertilise several "pregnant" ones....

    If you are interested, you can then eat the "non-pregnant" one. You can dip it into whipped up egg and fry it, or stuff it with almost anything (rice, mince, herbs...) before doing dipping and frying. It makes a nice little container for the stuffing. Flowers are sold in French/Italian etc markets for this purpose.
  • allie4allie4 Forumite
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    Hiya,
    You can also sow fennel and swiss chard (the rainbow variety is particularly pretty).
  • PrimrosePrimrose Forumite
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    Swiss Chard is a green leafy vegetable which looks rather like spinach. It's fairly hardy and will often last through the winter and sprout another fresh crop of young leaves in the spring.. Full of vitamins and you can still sow it now.
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