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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 'Sunstripe' F1 Hybrid
Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini
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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Pumpkin 'Paton Twins Giant'
Cucurbita maximaBeat the records - with seed taken from a record-breaking pumpkin weighing over 1200lb, you'll be in with a chance! Ian Paton and his twin brother Stuart currently hold the record for the heaviest pumpkin grown in the UK. So why not try and grow a whopper with these special pumpkin seeds? Maybe you'll smash the British, European or even the World record! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 4m (13').
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