Courgettes: our how to grow guide
If you only sow one crop this spring, make it a courgette. They're a doddle to grow -
providing you keep them well watered – and they’re very tasty too!
The best time to sow the seed is from March to the end of May.
1. The first step is to fill a 7.5cm (3”) pot with compost and firm down gently. Then place
one seed on its side, 2.5cm (1”) deep and cover. Label the pot, water the seed and place
in a sunny site, such as on a windowsill.
2. Keep the compost moist and when the roots begin to show through the bottom of the
pot, transfer everything into a 12.5cm (5”) container.
3. Once the weather gets warmer and there’s no more risk of frost (ideally mid May – early
June) plant the beginnings of your courgettes out into grow bags, soil or a large pot.
It’s important to try and place them in a sunny spot in the garden.
4. Keep your courgette plant well watered and it’s often a good idea to supplement poor
soil with some organic fertiliser. The courgettes will be ready when they are 10cm (4”)
long – eat fresh for the best flavour.
5. Your plant should continue to yield heavily right up until the first frosts of the autumn.
Our english garden spaghetti is a delicious way to use up your homegrown courgettes. Get the recipe