Grow your own courgettes
Courgettes are one of the easiest - and quickest - crops to grow yourself, and provide enough veg to keep you going throughout the whole summer. For more expert advice on growing your own vegetables visit Gardenersworld.com.
Harvest all summer long
Courgettes are one of the easiest and most productive crops you can grow yourself. They are extremely fast - from sowing you can be eating your own within six weeks - and just two or three plants should be enough to keep you going right through the summer.
Homegrown courgettes are full of flavour, with none of the bitterness of some shop-bought ones, and growing your own means you can choose from the many varieties only available to buy as seeds.
What you'll need...
- Courgette seeds
- Multi-purpose compost
- Hand trowel
- Plastic pots
- Seed trays
1. For early crops, sow in seeds trays on a windowsill now. Sow one seed per cell into moist multi-purpose compast. For later crops, sow directly outside in late May when the frosts have passed.
2. Transplant you strongest seedlings into individual plastic pods, and compost the weaker plants. Contine to grow indoors until they are ready to plant outside after the last frosts.