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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 'Soleil' F1 Hybrid
Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini
The bushy plants of Courgette 'Soleil' produce huge yields of smooth, straight, yellow courgettes that are early maturing and fruit over a long period if cut regularly. In T&M's trials this superb garden variety showed better tolerance to powdery mildew than many other courgettes, thus extending the harvesting period. This RHS AGM variety has a delicious flavour and will add a bright splash of colour to your plate. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 90cm (35”).
Companion planting: Try growing courgettes with Calendula to attract pollinating insects which will in turn pollinate your courgette flowers.
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Pumpkin 'Summer Ball' F1 Hybrid
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").
Marrow 'Badger Cross' F1 Hybrid
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