Courgettes are mini marrows and require the same
cultivation methods. They will crop very well if planted
out on old manure or on the remains of last seasons
compost heap. If planted in soil, enrich with a forkful
of rotted compost under each plant. Sow 2 seeds in a pot
under glass in the third week in April. Thin seedlings
leaving the strongest plant to grow on for planting out
in early June. The seeds can be sown direct but the crop
will appear later, so cover with jam jars or cloches.
Keep weed free and well watered. Transfer pollen for the
male flower to the female flower using a cotton bud.
Support marrows on a piece of glass or straw to prevent
rotting. Marrows and Courgettes must be picked before
the cold weather sets in. They can be stored in net bags
or nylon tights and hung up in a frost free place.
Make sure the fruits do not touch each other as this can