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This year I had the pleasure of taking over a friends allotment as they no longer had time to tend to it. At first it was all very exciting prepping it, buying seeds and plants and watering but nobody warned that the weeds grow knee high in a week and the plants you want to grow take their time growing.
I purchased some courgette seeds from wilkinsons along with some other packs, they cost approximately £1 and were on an offer which I believe was 3 for 2.
The pack contained about 15 seeds and seeing as they aren't tiny they are easy to sow. They are about the size of a sunflower seed a creamy colour and flat. The pack contained good information about when to sow and plant out and when you could harvest your crops.
Sowing time was March til June then planting out time was June and harvesting was from july through to about October time from memory.
Now I love marrows and also like courgettes. A courgette is basically a baby marrow without the seeds in the middle, If I had left my courgettes to grow much bigger they would have become marrows.
When I sowed the seeds it seemed to take ages for the seedlings to start poking through the soil and once planted out again ages for more leaves to appear and finally my precious courgettes. The leaves are in my opinion similar to maple leaves in shape.
For the price I paid for the seeds and the courgettes I ended up with I was in profit if you only take into consideration the cost of seeds and not the back breaking work taken to tend to them lol. I still have some left to pick but the ones that have eaten have tasted as good as shop brought and had a nice shiny outer skin without any chemicals being sprayed on them too.
I have a nice looking recipe for courgette fritter that I'm using on the next batch.
You don't need an allotment to grow these as they will grow just as well in a patch of your garden.
Recommend these seeds and they grow into what they were meant to and tasted as they should once grown.