Courgette 'All Green Bush' Seeds | Cucurbita Pepo | By Mr Fothergills

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Courgette 'All Green Bush' Seeds | Cucurbita Pepo | By Mr Fothergills
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Courgette 'All Green Bush' Seeds | Cucurbita Pepo | By Mr Fothergills

Courgette "All Green Bush" Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

Our cucurbita pepo Courgette "All Green Bush" seeds produces high yields of tender, dark-skinned courgettes. These plants are easy to grow and will produce crops all summer long with regular harvesting. This variety can be used as courgettes or marrows, but tastes best as baby courgettes about 10cm (4in) long. The tender skins make these courgettes ideal for cooking whole.

Variety Information

No. Seeds Per Pack 20
Sow Indoors March - May
Sow Outdoors March - May
Location Full Sun
Harvest Time July - October
Hardiness Half-Hardy Annual

Features

High Yields
Easy To Grow
Versatile
Great For Cooking Whole
Optional Extras
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Courgettes are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: this species is half-hardy and must be kept inside in colder weather.
  • Planting In Pots: can grow in containers 25cm (10in) deep or larger.
  • Position: place in full sun for best results.
  • Soil Types: sow in fertile, well-drained soil.

Germination Requirements: place in a container inside a plastic bag at around 20-25°C; alternatively sow outdoors from late May-June.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow seeds 2cm (3/4in) deep in 7.5cm (3in) pots.

Planting Distance (Ground): sow seeds 2cm (3/4in) deep 90cm (36in) apart.

Soil Preparation: remove weeds and large stones, add in plenty of well-rotted manure in early spring.

Thinning: thin out weaker seedling if more than one is growing per hole.

Pest Control: cover plants with netting or fleece to protect against birds and pests.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry periods.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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