If you’re new to growing veg, courgettes may look like they could be a difficult crop to grow. The truth is, says Tony Flanagan, they’re one of the easiest and (be warned!) one of the most prolific.
I’m not sure exactly when courgettes started to become a popular veg but for many years now they have been a supermarket constant.…
Courgettes and marrows have to be the first choice for beginners to veg growing. They grow quickly and produce masses of fruit without too much trouble making them real confidence boosters.
As a bonus, they really are most attractive plants with big leaves and stunning yellow flowers that can also be eaten, especially tasty if battered and fried!
Some vegetables are sown direct and then thinned out as they grow and are harvested where they were originally sown. However there is another technique; this uses a nursery bed to sow seeds in to and these are moved to their final positions when they are small plants.
Traditionally crops such as brassicas (cabbages, kale, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts etc.) and…
So, what’s a container? This depends on what crops you are growing, for example lettuce and salad leaves can be grown in quite shallow containers. A small trough 17cm (7in) deep and 30cm (12in) long would suffice for a few mixed cut and come again salad leaves.
Ideally, aim for atrough about 20cm (8in) wide, 60cm (2ft) long and at…
If you’re thinking about sowing courgettes then luckily Emma’s here to give you some advice and show you the process!
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