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Patio, Kitchen Garden
1 Packet (8 Courgette Seeds) (TT52080)
Sow courgette seed indoors from April to May for transplanting later on, or direct sow outdoors from late May to June. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to improve its structure and fertility.
Indoors, sow seed at a depth of 2cm ( 3/4") in 7.5cm (3") pots of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until germination which takes 5-7 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Once germinated, grow courgettes on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and courgette plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting courgettes outdoors in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun at a distance of 90cm (36") apart. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. When growing courgettes, a thick mulch of organic matter spread around the plants will help to conserve moisture at the roots.
Alternatively direct sow courgettes outdoors at a depth of 2cm ( 3/4") and a distance of 90cm (36") apart. Sow 2 seeds per hole and thin out the weakest seedling per station after germination.
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Fantastic Taste 2016-11-25
I let these scramble over the ground as I never quite made the time to tie them in. I threw away the packet because they didn't seem to be growing too well. Then.... I tasted them. The best tasting courgettes I have ever grown they have a lovely buttery taste. I had to search through my orders to find the name, to make sure I can grow them next year & forever after.
T&M replied on 2016-11-25: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
Super courgette 2015-06-12
I was fortunate enough to get some seeds to trial. Rather than let the plants climb, they spread rapidly across our allotment., in South Essex.We had an abundance of tasty fruit. We were picking right up to October. Thank you
T&M replied on 2015-12-06: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with the results. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
Fallen Star 2015-01-09
Firstly, I will say that we have had a poor summer here in the southwest and perhaps these would have fared better in a warmer dryer climate. I liked the idea of a climbing yellow courgette to save space however, these have been a complete disappointment. They never seemed to manage to get pollinated properly and we've so far ended up with only two fruits from three plants! The three fruits have been tasty but it's also been really disappointing!
T&M replied on 2015-09-02: Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of the disappointing results with your seeds. If there is anything we can help you with at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.