Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
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Water courgettes regularly – do not allow the soil to dry out as this will impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Courgettes appreciate an application of a high potash fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season. Hand pollinating courgettes is not usually required when they are grown outdoors. However, for indoor cultivation the female flowers can be fertilised by pressing a male flower against them. Begin harvesting courgettes from midsummer onwards when they are 10cm (4") long. Regular harvesting will encourage more courgettes to be produced. Culinary note: Courgette flowers are edible and can be eaten cooked or added raw to salads.
Start off in 7.5cm (3") pots indoors and plant out in your vegetable plot. Fill pots with good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Sow seeds 1cm (1/2") deep in the compost. Place the pots in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and keep at around 20-25C (68-77F) until the seeds germinate. This will take about 7-10 days. Don’t exclude light as this helps germination.
Acclimatise the plants to cooler conditions by putting them outside for a few hours a day for a few weeks. Before planting out in the garden, prepare the ground by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones. Plant out when all risk of frost has gone, about 60cm (24") apart between each plant and between each row.
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