Click Guardian Tracking
Latest Blog Posts...
Wednesday, 29/07/2020

10 Beneficial Insects You’ll Want In Your Garden & Vegetable Plot

Nature always provides a means of keeping a balance and it’s no different in the garden. There are many insects that you should actively encourage to take up residence in your garden.....

Saturday, 27/06/2020

Luckily, growing sweetcorn from seed is a straight forward affair requiring little technical knowledge.

Courgette British Summertime
Zoom  Zoom

Courgette British Summertime Seeds, average packet contents :  10 seeds

Only:  £1.79
Free Delivery on "Packet Only" Orders, when you spend over £15.

Availability:  

In stock  

In stock


Courgette British Summertime is a superb modern variety that is UK bred for UK growing conditions. Producing very high yields of dark green straight fruits. The plants are compact with an open plant habit. It is easy to harvest due to the upright fruits and it's virtually spine-free stems.

The long shelf life of the flowers means they can be left attached or used separately. The fruits themselves are smooth and are best picked when typically 16-18cm in length.

British Summertime also has very good resistance to disease.

Courgette British Summertime Sowing Guidelines
When to Sow Seeds: April - Early July
Germination Temperature: 18C +
Cover Seed: Lightly
Time to Germinate: 5 - 7 Days
Frost Hardy: No
Spacing Between Plants: 90cm

General Courgette Growing Tips

Courgettes belong to the same family of vegetables as squashes and pumpkins. From seed to harvesting, you can plant and start picking in as little as 6 weeks. Courgette plants are prolific and will grow in abundance almost anywhere - chances are you will end up giving away many of the vegetables to family and friends because you will have more courgettes than you care to eat.

  • We recommend sowing into pots and then planting out after the risk of frost has past. Fill a 9 cm pot with good compost and place the seed approx. 1cm deep, water and place then pot in warm position.
  • After a week you should see the first leaves emerging. Move to a light but frost free position and grow on until big enough to plant out.
  • Before planting hoe the garden patch to loosen and aerate the soil. Once planted water in well, then water again every other day until the plants are established.
  • Avoid using too much fertilizer, Courgettes are so robust that over fertilizing the plants could cause them to take over your garden, whilst producing only a few fruits.
  • Prune the plants once the vegetables begin to develop. Remove offshoots from the main vines and some of the leaves to let in more sunlight. This diverts plant energy to the developing vegetables.
  • Courgettes are best harvested when they are about 15cm long and still tender.
  • The main problem you may encounter is mildew - usually from september onwards.
Customer Reviews

Be the first to Write a Review for this item!

Customers who bought this item also bought:
Beetroot Boltardy
 Beetroot Boltardy
  

Beetroot Boltardy is the most popular variety for early and.....

Average Contents : 350 seeds

  Only:    £0.99   
In stock  In stock

More Info  Add to Basket
Cabbage Kilaton
 Cabbage Kilaton
  

One of the long awaited varieties that is clubroot resistant.....

Packet Contents : 20 Seeds

Type: Ballhead / Round


  Only:    £1.99   
In stock  In stock

More Info  Add to Basket