Courgettes are so easy to grow – and you get so many courgettes from each plant – expect three or four a week if you grow your own. Courgette plants do like to spread out (about 1m2) but you can always plant them in a growbag if you’re short of space.
You can also grow courgettes in growbags or containers at least 45cm apart. Plant one or two per growbag, or one per container.
Keep the soil constantly moist by watering around the plants, not over them. They need plenty of water, so sink a 15cm pot alongside the plants when planting out. Water into the pot and it will help ensure that water goes right down to the roots and doesn't sit around the neck of the plant, which can lead to rotting.
Feed every 10-14 days with a high potash liquid fertiliser once the first fruits start to swell.
Supplied in 10.5cm pot.