How to grow... Courgette
Rocket Growing Guides
Courgettes are unbelievably easy to grow and require minimal effort. You pop them in the ground and they just get on and do their thing, producing plenty for you to harvest fro late summer to late autumn.
- Planting Tips
- Growing advice
- Chef's Corner
The right site
Full sun and plenty of space is important. Courgettes are hungry plants so make sure you dig in plenty of organic fertiliser when you plant them.
Can be grown in....
These grow well outside, so if you have the space then go for a raised bed or similar, but they will grow well in pots too.
How far apart?
1 metre apart
Looking after your plants....
Plant them outside when the risk of frost has passed and the weather has warmed up. Until then, keep them in pots under cover.
Give them some food
Dig in plenty of organic fertiliser and water thoroughly when you plant them.
Water them often and well.
Best eaten freshly picked, but they will store for a few days in the fridge.
Ways to cook
One of the best ways to eat courgettes is freshly harvested, sliced and griddled on the barbecue, with a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of chopped chillies and a sprinkle of mint.