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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.
Pumpkin 'Summer Ball' F1 Hybrid - RHS endorsed vegetable seeds
A first for British breeding! Unique, 'dual-purpose', Pumpkin 'Summer Ball' can be grown as a courgette or as a pumpkin! Compact, bushy plants produce bright-yellow, rounded fruits which can be cut early as courgettes or left to mature to larger 1kg (2lbs) summer pumpkins. This relatively compact variety is ideal for growing in containers. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 90cm (35").
These vegetable seeds are endorsed by the RHS.
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