Vertical courgettes. The last two springs in my garden in northern NSW have been very wet, and I’ve lost most of my zucchini vines to rot. I'll try Wild Damson Gin in september.

The other problem was that the courgettes were often hidden under the mass of leaves meaning they were not picked at the night time and grew to a gigantic size. Tamari-flavoured nut roast with tomato sauce, Take the first step, grow some food in 2021, Using peat based compost destroys vital wetlands. Six plants was really a bit daft. I am watering them like mad in this heat (fingers crossed for some beans for me). Several courgettes have snapped in the past when they have ventured over the rims of my large kitchen garden pots. There isn’t a crop to touch them! Our neighbours pile up the weeds and then plant the courgettes into those or even plant them in the new manure heaps, they seem to do pretty well and it also keeps them up high off the ground. Left to its own devises it prefers to grow horizontally. Some people let it wander before lifting it up but I’d be worried about snapping its stem. This golden skinned zucchini produces good yields of fruit that is less watery than most varieties. “ Danny  exclaimed. This year I’ve had a series of disasters on the courgette/zucchini growing front. I don’t have a hose but do have a spray bottle I will get out there now! This year I decided to grow them vertically up canes and supported by overhead wires. Posts: 3. Facebook link  Growing these wandering vines vertically will help to save space in my patch, but the main reason I’m training my zucchinis up off the ground is to avoid rot.

And the leaves, or flowers, make fab pesto.

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Leave a Reply. I’ve planted 3 seedlings in a row, about 75cm apart and plunged four vertical poles around each one, forming a columnar frame. Pinterest link  There are plenty of ways to make the most of the vertical plane. On the companion planting front, courgettes enjoy the company of nasturtiums so I’ve planted one on the same pot. With vertical rather than horizontal growth it would take up far less space. Thanks for the recipe. Their hollow stems are quite delicate and they don’t stand a chance when resting on wet ground. (never acgeived this before) whereas the ones planted in the ground are shredded. The grew and and produced well but were so rampant it was hard to get in the door. The results so far are fantastic, I even have a hosta with NO holes in any leaves! I have read, understood and agree to The Terms & Conditions and The Privacy Policy and from time to time I may receive special offers and discounts from Organic Gardener, nextmedia Pty Ltd, or its valued partners.

I hadn’t heard of this wonder before but it sounded perfect. Please post your result after seeing Diana. Sarpo, the most blight resistant spuds available!

Cane fruits like raspberries and blackberries grow naturally tall – the trick here is to keep them from flailing around onto their neighbours. Courgette Shooting Star. On another note in the Guardian yesterday they recommended sowing a second run of courgettes this week, something I have never done before but will give a try this year. Mildew appeared on the leaves this week and my standard treatments do not seem to have worked. posted 5 years ago. The muddy…, Drip feed is the best at about 2 drips/second. In previous years I always tried to get as many courgettes as possible in a single polytunnel bed. A quick foray on the Internet informed me that this type of courgette has to be ‘helped to climb’.

Tromba squash, as a climber, is better. Courgette plants tend to grow big and bushy, and are often too dominating in a small space. Slugs were guzzling my Brussles sprouts seedlings this spring until I set up a nice little 24/7 beer bar for their recreation. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all goes. Like most cucurbits, organic zucchini and squash vines can be trained to grow vertically instead of along the ground. In previous years I always tried to get as many courgettes as possible in a single polytunnel bed. This year I am growing them in doubled up growbags near to the house on my patio – so far no slugs have been seen. Twitter link  As the vines grow, I’ll tie them loosely to the support structure, and as they climb, it will be easier to get in and remove diseased foliage, pollinate flowers and harvest fruit. Sow courgette seeds in April in pots of peat-free, multi-purpose compost. Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. Growing zucchini / courgette vertically!

I also love growing courgettes and last year lost loads to slugs!! Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands. I’ve connected the individual frames with longer poles bound with twine to give the structures added strength.

Courgettes are hungry plants, so do well grown in soil enriched with plenty of well-rotted horse manure or compost. Hello all! Watch this space! It never failed to work. My OH doesn't think it will work, but got to prove him wrong now!

I do twice daily patrols now the fruits are developing.

Comment. It has worked well and we have the usual glut. I thought I'd try tying them in to the greenhouse staging and resting the fruits on the shelving, if it happens to be at the right height! “We’ll have to buy a plant.” As home grown courgettes taste so much better than shop bought ones I was hoping for a courgette glut too.

Icould simply train them up a fence or trelli, but I have just harvested a lot of beautiful long weaver’s bamboo from my handy backyard clump and I’ve put it to good use. We’ve been using baked, crushed egg shells sparingly as a deterrent & so far it’s worked well.

Six plants was really a bit daft. Grow them hemmed in between rows of parallel wires or tie individual plants to vertical posts.

Several courgettes have snapped in the past when they have ventured over the rims of my large kitchen garden pots. I found some crushed sea shells in the shed and am going to use these as a slug barrier. Hopefully that will do the trick. I’ve got courgettes in pots this year – I don’t know what variety they are but I’ll try confining them to a wigwam; I think that’s a great idea! Does anyone grow runner beans? When the wind gets up, I’ll throw a sheet over the frame so the delicate plants don’t get knocked about. Your email address will not be published. With vertical rather than horizontal growth it would take up far less space. Mine have lovely flowers but they are dropping off without forming pods, I suspect its pollination so have been out with a cotton bud this weekend. So this spring, I hope to put an end to that. I am thinking of trying to grow a courgette and a squash plant vertically in my new blowaway greenhouse this year. I have terrible snail and slug problems in my garden. They sound delicious but what, please, is the quantity for the Panko breadcrumbs? I've been on a seemingly endless search and still come up with nothing concrete about how to grow a zucchini plant - bush variety (Black Beauty to be precise) vertically. Evidently a spray made from horsetail (equisetum arvense) is good but we do not have any around here so cannot try it. There is no sprawling over the floor and the fruits stay off the ground and are easier to find. The difference this year is that they are growing vertically instead of sprawling all over the place.

Your email address will not be published. The Courgette Shooting Star hybrid was bred in Britain. Poppy McGee. I have had it bottled in a cool place for 2 weeks now. Cheaper than pots anyway. Left to its own devises it prefers to grow horizontally. Definately worth a try – But you have to remember the vaseline is there if you move the pot! Vertical growing ideas. Follow us:    Courgettes are very greedy feeders so I will be dosing this plant with organic tomato food once a week. It’s probably overkill… but hey, I love making this kind of stuff in the garden. do I move it all straight to the fridge…. “I can’t face the thought of a summer without home grown courgette salads.

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So I’m going to spiral string up the canes to contain it and encourage it grow towards the sky. The main stem is as thick as a tree trunk…, Sorry further to my last reply I see you were going for the infused vinegar recipe - I was referring to pickled young walnuts.

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