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Courgettes need lots of water, so it's a good idea to put a plant pot in the ground close to each plant and water into it - that way the water goes to the roots, where it's most needed. If you're growing pumpkins and squashes make sure that you've got enough space, as they can take up quite a lot of room in your veg patch! You could grow them on the top of an open compost heap, where they'll be perfectly happy.
Courgette 'Venus' F1 Hybrid
Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini
This neat, compact variety is ideal for growing on the patio. Courgette 'Venus' has an impressively long season if harvested regularly, producing heavy crops of delicious, shiny, dark green, cylindrical fruits. This reliable courgette also holds an RHS AGM. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 75cm (30”).
Companion planting: Try growing courgettes with Calendula to attract pollinating insects which will in turn pollinate your courgette flowers.
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