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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 'Harrier' F1 Hybrid (Winter)
Cucurbita moschata, Butternut Squash
Bushy. An outstanding early British-bred Butternut squash. In T&M's trials Squash Harrier F1 was the quickest to ripen, and was ready to harvest approximately 95 days from sowing. The bushy plants of Squash Harrier have an open habit allowing the sun to ripen fruits naturally on the plant giving added sweetness. Pear shaped fruits weigh 800g (1¾lb). 4 to 5 fruits per plant, with excellent long storage at 10C.
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Squash 'Patty Pans Scallop Mixed' (Summer)
Cucurbita pepo, Scallop Squash
(Bushy) The vigorous plants of Squash Patty Pans Scallop Mixed produce a colourful mix of tasty 'Patty Pan' scalloped fruits. Harvest throughout the season at various sizes from 'baby squash' for eating raw to its mature size of 15-20cm (6-8in) across.
Squash 'Summer Mix' F1 hybrid (Summer)
Cucurbita pepo, Patty Pan SquashSquash 'Summer Mix' bears prolific crops that can be harvested from June to October, with mature fruits storing well. Bushy plants produce long, spiny stems bearing plenty of scalloped fruits if harvested regularly. These versatile Patty Pan squash can be picked at different stages depending on how they are to be cooked. Golf ball sized 'Patty Pans' are tender and soft skinned for eating whole and raw. Larger 7cm (3") fruits can be steamed or sliced for stir fries. If left to mature, these squash can be stuffed or baked for a delicious light lunch. This colourful mix includes the varieties 'Twinkle F1', 'Kermit F1' and 'Polo'. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 150cm (59").
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