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Courgette 'Defender' F1 HybridCucurbita pepoZucchini

Just £5.99

Half-Hardy Annual
What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

Easy to grow in the vegetable plot or a large container.

Prolific crops throughout the summer.

Good disease resistance.

3 courgette jumbo plug plants £5.99 by end of May 2019
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
Courgette ‘Defender’ produces an abundance of firm, solid, green fruits. This disease resistant RHS AGM variety has a compact, open habit that makes harvesting your crop so much easier! A delicious crop can be harvested from June to October and the golden courgette flowers are edible too. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 90cm (35"). Supplied in 5cm pots.

Culinary information: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Click here for more details about edible flowers.


Kitchen Garden, Patio

Half-hardy

full sun

45cm (18in)

90cm (35in)

3 Courgette Jumbo Plug Plants (VKA1232)

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Flowering Months
Water courgettes regularly - do not allow the soil to dry out as this will impair their development. Hoe between plants regularly to prevent weeds from establishing. Courgettes appreciate an application of a high potash fertiliser every two weeks during the growing season. Hand pollinating courgettes is not usually required when they are grown outdoors. However, for indoor cultivation the female flowers can be fertilised by pressing a male flower against them. Begin harvesting courgettes from midsummer onwards when they are 10cm (4") long. Regular harvesting will encourage more courgettes to be produced. Culinary note: Courgette flowers are edible and can be eaten cooked or added raw to salads.
Pot up plug plants and grow them on in warm conditions until plants are well grown. When all risk of frost has passed, plant courgettes in moist, rich fertile, well drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Prepare the soil in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Space courgettes at a distance of 90cm (36”) apart, and water thoroughly after planting. Cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. When growing courgettes, a thick mulch of organic matter spread around the plants will help to conserve moisture at the roots.

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