Yellow Courgette Atena Polka Organic 3 x 3cm Vegetable Plug Plants
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The courgette is one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow at home. Not only do they grow quickly, but they attract lots of pollinators into your space. The thick green shoots produce small yellow flowers that quickly develop into the full-sized courgette. This easy to grow and abundant plant would be a great choice for someone who wants to add great flavour to their salads.
How to grow courgettes at home
Courgette plants thrive on warmth and water; you should plan your young plants outside once the first frosts have subsided. Pant in a sunny location with well-draining soil. Water well to keep the soil moist, and feed once a month with a well-balanced liquid feed. After a month, much the base of the plant to maintain the soil moisture and deter pests.
How to harvest courgettes
Courgette plants will produce more and better quality the fruit the more you harvest it. A courgette is ready to be harvested once the skin is a dark green and firm. If a vegetable has become yellow and puffy, do not harvest it throw it away. Harvest your courgette just before you need them and simply cut it off the stem with a pair of garden shears.
What are plug plants?
Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.
How do you plant a plug plant?
When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.
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