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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.
Squash 'Waltham Butternut' (Winter) - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds
Cucurbita moschata, Butternut squashThis variety of Squash Waltham Butternut from Duchy Originals produces attractive tan coloured fruits with sweet, creamy yellow flesh.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Courgette 'Dundoo' F1 Hybrid - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds
Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini
Enjoy huge yields of glossy, dark green, cylindrical courgettes that can be harvested throughout the summer. This vigorous variety has an open bushy habit, making picking particularly easy. Courgette 'Dundoo' also has good tolerance to powdery mildew making it a useful garden variety. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 90cm (35").
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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Marrow 'Tiger Cross' F1 Hybrid - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds
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