Courgettes or Zucchini are raised in pots under cover and planted out 1 m apart from the end of May to the middle of June depending on the local climate. Only a few plants are needed as each one is quite productive, but keep one or two as spares in pots, until the crop plants are well established, as they can be destroyed by slugs. They should be fed regularly with tomato fertilizer and given plenty of water. Harvest when they are about 15 cm long. Any which touch the ground may be attacked by Slugs and will start to rot.
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