Cucurbita pepo 'Gold rush'
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|A harvested goldrush courgette|
Planner[edit | edit source]
Growing[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Courgette - Growing
Sowing[edit | edit source]
Indoors[edit | edit source]
Sow seeds individually on edge in small pots of moist seed compost 2cm (1in) deep. Place in warmth 15-18°C (60-65°F). As seedlings develop, grow on under cool, light conditions, but not in bright sun.
Outdoors[edit | edit source]
Water sowing positions, then sow two or three seeds close together in a group 2cm (1in) deep. Allow 90cm (36in) between groups. After germination, leave only the strongest seedling in each group.
Transplanting[edit | edit source]
Gradually accustom young plants to conditions outside for 2-3 weeks before planting out to their final positions when danger of frost has passed. Allow about 90cm (36in) between plants.
Aftercare[edit | edit source]
Water frequently, especially during dry spells.
Harvest[edit | edit source]
Cut fruits when about 10-15cm (4-6in) long. Regular harvesting prolongs the cropping season. Larger fruits can be left to grow and used as marrows.