Friday, 25 April 2008


Never grown a courgette in my life and thinking of i've never eaten one ever but may as well give growing them a go

So as with the rest there potted up for a few weeks

Sow two or three seeds 2.5cm (1in) deep outdoors in late May or early June and cover with cloches, jars or plastic; leave in place for two weeks, or as long as possible, after germination. Thin the seedlings to leave the strongest one.
For earlier crops or in cold regions sow seeds on their side 13mm (0.5in) deep indoors in 7.5cm (3in) pots of compost from mid- to late April at 18-21C (65-70F). Harden off before planting outside in early June.

Make planting pockets 60cm (2ft) apart for bush varieties or 1.2m (4ft) apart for trailers two weeks before seed sowing or planting. The pockets should be 30cm (12in) square and deep and filled with a mixture of compost or well-rotted manure and soil; leave a low mound at the top of the planting medium. Sprinkle a general fertiliser over the soil. Covering the soil with black polythene will help growth and keep the fruit off the soil. Put one plant into the top of the mound.

Info from Royal Horticultural Society

You got to love the hot weather as everything is growing and shooting as today my courgettes have sprung to life with them showing shoots after about 2 weeks

Courgettes went out today so i'm on snail guard for a few weeks

Update 09/08/2008

Been a few months since i posted any news on how the vegetables are doing as been a little busy, so find the fruits or should that be vegetables of my labor :)

Courgettes growing garden uk

Courgettes growing garden uk

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