Good enough to eat
Courgettes Given the news that courgettes are now in short supply because of the terrible weather in Murcia, southern Spain, where most of our courgettes come from, it’s about time to grow our own.
It’s too early to start them off now, but have a look at seed catalogues to decide which type you want to grow.
Sow seeds singly in small pots indoors in late April, planting out the seedlings in early June when all danger of frost has passed, hardening them off first.
Space them 60cm apart in each direction for compact types, or 90cm-1.2m apart for regular varieties, which need a lot of room.
Water young plants regularly and apply liquid tomato feed every week when the fruits are forming. You won’t need more than two or three plants to have more than enough for all summer.