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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 'Black Forest' F1 Hybrid
Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini
With a unique climbing habit Courgette 'Black Forest' makes a great space saving variety for growing in containers on the patio. The long stems will need tying onto a trellis or netting to gently train them upwards. Courgette Black Forest will produce heavy yields of dark green, smooth, cylindrical 15cm (6") courgettes if picked regularly throughout the summer. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 60cm (24").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Companion planting: Try growing courgettes with Calendula to attract pollinating insects which will in turn pollinate your courgette flowers.
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Courgette 'Shooting Star' F1 Hybrid
Cucurbita pepo, ZucchiniFrom British breeding comes the world's first golden skinned climbing courgette. This striking courgette produces good yields of colourful fruits when harvested regularly. The bright yellow courgettes are less watery than many varieties, making them particularly useful for salads and stir fries. Courgette 'Shooting Star' has an upright, climbing habit that is well suited to growing in smaller gardens against a trellis of fence - tie the stems in regularly to help support the weight of the fruits. Grow them in groups of 3 to improve pollination and maximise your crop. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 60cm (24").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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