Courgettes can be one of the most satisfying vegetables to grow in a city garden or on a balcony. Once established a plant can produce up to 3 courgettes each week. Traditionally grown in soil beds, in small city gardens they work best in larger containers away from slugs and pests. Courgette seeds are large …Read More about Starting courgettes
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Courgettes are one of the most productive garden vegetables that can be grown in a city garden. Two plants in a large container will produce one or two courgettes per week. Courgettes can be grown in soil beds but as they are the absolute favourite of slugs and snails, containers can work better. Courgette seeds …Read More about Planting courgettes
With the recent sunny days it is hard to tell if spring is over and summer is here. For plants started in the house the sudden hot days can be confusing. Really gardeners prefer a more gradual transition from winter to summer so young plants can adjust to the changes. Weather changes in recent years …Read More about Spring or summer?
Courgettes are an excellent crop to grow in a small city garden. They work well in containers or in soil. After several years of successful planting this year was a disaster after exceptional rain in June and the invasion of Spanish slugs that followed. Spanish slugs love young courgettes. Courgettes are straightforward to grow in …Read More about Courgette damage
Courgettes are one of the most surprisingly successful plants for a small city garden. They do require large containers (2 plants to each) but with 2 containers a small garden can produce one or two courgettes each week. Having the container on wheels makes for easy turning of the plants. The courgettes themselves form after …Read More about First courgettes
Courgettes are reasonably easy to start from seed. They can be sown directly into the soil or large containers outside but the slugs will eat the young plants. It is better to raise small courgette plants first in the house and then in pots on window sills or slug-free places in the garden until they …Read More about Starting courgettes from seed