Our 2022 courgette story

We wanted to share progress with our early sowing of container courgettes, Midnight. These were potted up into these 30 litre containers a couple of weeks ago, and are just starting to get established and really get growing. They have literally doubled in size over the past week, so it should be all go from... Continue Reading →

Sowing our early Midnight courgettes

For the last couple of years, we've done an extra early sowing of courgettes that we've grown under cover until it's warm enough to place them outside. This year is no exception, so our Midnight courgettes were sown on 6 March. As usual with cucurbits like courgettes, we sowed the seeds on their edge to... Continue Reading →

Anyone else got a glut of courgettes?

We shouldn't complain, as courgettes are my favourite seasonal vegetable. However, I think maybe we got overexcited with the number of plants we needed to feed two of us as it turns out we have courgettes coming out of our ears. We've had them in stir frys, as a side of veg with almost any... Continue Reading →

The summer harvest continues

We had a very colourful harvest one day last week: cucumber, courgettes, tomatoes and strawberries! It's all worth it when you get to harvest some lovely homegrown fruit/veg and eat them! First up we've got a Tasty King cucumber. Although the plant still isn't that strong, it's producing some half decent little cucumbers. They're certainly... Continue Reading →

The summer harvest is beginning

We've been waiting patiently, for some of our veg to start producing fruits and they've come good over the past couple of weeks. First up we've got the courgettes. Here, we have four different varieties (from left to right): Midnight, Black Forest, Astia and Eight Ball. The last three are all new varieties to us... Continue Reading →

Courgette catch up

The courgettes are certainly enjoying the hot weather we've been having. Well, providing they are kept adequately watered that is. They drink a lot of water on hot days, especially when they're grown in containers, so we're giving our water day and night at the moment. But it seems to be working. The first sowing... Continue Reading →

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