Saturday, 19 November 2011

Flowering veggies


The other day I belled-the-cat on my illustrious past as a veggie gardener. Jim mentioned that he would like to see a Zucchini flower. Well, tongue-in-check or not, JimBar, your wish is my command.

The image above is a Zucchini variety known as 'Black Jack'. I am hoping it has silver splodges on its very large leaves, otherwise I have a bad mould infestation already. The image below is a Pumpkin variety known as 'Potted'. We are good with pumpkin names, we are. The old Queensland Blue is known now as a grey pumpkin.

Both these plants are gross feeders, and are in the same large black plastic bucket. Come Christmas, I am going to be inundated with fruit from each vine.

11 comments:

Thérèse said...

Fried zucchini flowers for Christmas then?
I presume gardeners know how to differentiate one variety from another by the flower.

Kate said...

Especially enjoy the top photo, and I'd bet that Georgia O'Keeffe would make a great painting out of it!

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous photos of squash blossoms, Julie. My squash garden didn't do well at all this year, lots of blossoms but no squashes, so am hoping for better next year.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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J Bar said...

Cool! Thanks for fulfilling my request for Zucchini flowers, Julie. :) My mum makes a wonderful Stuffed Zucchini Flowers dish.

Halcyon said...

The color is beautiful!

Breathtaking said...

So thats what they look like! I have never seen one before, and was not aware that they could be eaten.It's rather exotic,and a
lovely photo.Hope your "Black Jack"
recovers!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

At this point they sure look healthy.

brattcat said...

i love spending time in your world where vegetables flower in november. here all is chill whispers and brown crunch underfoot.

diane b said...

Jim eats the flowers?????

J Bar said...

Yes. They are tasty. :)

Julie said...

Now I am off looking for a recipe. I have noticed that the flowers are only fully open in the early morning ...