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Johnny Norfolk

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« on: July 31, 2008, 23:55 »
Mrs N asked me to grow some for the first time this year. She makes marrow povencale for the freezer and wanted at least 6 medium marrows. I sowed 4 plants we have harvested 5 marrows this week. They are in excellent condition and Mrs N informs me they are the best she has had with the flesh more firm and less watery than previous bought ones.

The problem is we have so many more comming. If you like marrow and have not grown them before they are just so easy. I have fed once every 2 weeks with a very weak tomorite type and plenty of water every day. 2 plants are in pots and 2 in a grow bag. There is no difference in the results. We will try stuffed marrow. boiled marrow, roast marrow.......help.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 00:40 »
Help?     Get a bigger freezer :-D

Oh and post the recipe please :-)

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 05:52 »
Sow less.

Find some more friends.

Marrows wil store though, so no need to use straight away.
I can't believe it told you to do that on the seed packet!

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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 08:18 »
Quote from: "Johnny Norfolk"
Mrs N asked me to grow some for the first time this year. She makes marrow povencale for the freezer and wanted at least 6 medium marrows. I sowed 4 plants we have harvested 5 marrows this week. They are in excellent condition and Mrs N informs me they are the best she has had with the flesh more firm and less watery than previous bought ones.

The problem is we have so many more comming. If you like marrow and have not grown them before they are just so easy. I have fed once every 2 weeks with a very weak tomorite type and plenty of water every day. 2 plants are in pots and 2 in a grow bag. There is no difference in the results. We will try stuffed marrow. boiled marrow, roast marrow.......help.
    im growing 2 plants on top off the compost heap .have harvested 2 but am saving the rest to make marrow rum, its supposed to be the bees knees, found the recipe on here
If the early bird gets the worm how come the 2nd mouse to the trap gets the cheese ??

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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 11:17 »
eat the flowers and crop em small .. they is courgettes really  :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2008, 11:31 »
lol muntjac was just about to point out the same thing! ;)
I've grown on one of my corgettes and it's a lovely size now for a marrow. :) looking forward to stuffed marrow, but the others will stay corgettes. ;)

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2008, 13:15 »
[B]Marrow Provencale[/B]

This dish freezes well. It serves about 4-6.

Ingredients
2 large onions, peeled and finely chopped
4 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 medium marrow, peeled, de-seeded and chopped into cubes
6 large tomatoes, skinned and chopped
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs
Salt and freshly milled black pepper

Method
Heat the oil and cook the onions and garlic for 5 minutes until they are soft.
Add the marrow and fry for another 5 minutes.
Stir in all the other ingredients and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2008, 13:47 »
How well do marrows store? Could I keep some in a cool place for a month or two?

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2008, 17:56 »
The ones I cut before the first frosts quite easily make it to Shhh....

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2008, 09:20 »
My wife makes a rather good marrow cake..... try it

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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008, 23:22 »
Brilliant, thanks D.D. I'll put a few by then.



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