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Grow this high-yielding, attractive, dark green courgettes. Delicious fried or when served with pasta or fish

  • Abundance of courgettes
  • Excellent flavour
  • Product Details
  • How to Sow
  • Tips & Advice

Sowing Time

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Outdoors
Indoors

Harvest Time

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Harvest

 

Plant Spacing

1m (40in)

Sowing Indoors

  • Sow seeds individually on their edges in small pots of moist seed compost 2cm (1in) deep
  • Place in the warmth 15-18°C (60-65°F) and cover the pots with cling film until seedlings emerge
  • Grow on under cool, light conditions

 

Planting Out

  • Gradually accustom young plants to conditions outside for 2-3 weeks before planting out to their cropping positions when danger of frost has passed
  • Allow about 1cm (40in) between plants

 

Sowing Outdoors

  • Sow 2-3 seeds close together in a group 2cm (1in) deep
  • Allow 1m (40in) between groups
  • After germination, leave only the strongest seedling in each group, (you can plant the other seedlings somewhere else in the garden)

 

Aftercare

  • Water frequently, especially during dry spells
  • use an organic fertiliser to help fruit production

 

Harvest

  • Cut fruit when 10-15cm (4-6in) long
  • Regular harvesting prolongs the cropping season
  • Larger fruit can be left to grow and used as marrows

Growing Tips

  • Can be successfully grown in containers on a patio but must be regularly watered and cropped

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