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The Allotment Glutton is where I share allotment anecdotes, potting shed politics, plot experiments, harvests & seasonal Plot2Plate recipes for maximum exploitation of fruit and veg gluts.
My garden and allotment plots are based in St Leonards on Sea, near Hastings, East Sussex.
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Purple Sprouting Broccoli
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Courgettes and summer squashes are easy and fast to grow. If you have a slug problem, start them indoors around four weeks before the last frost in your area, alternatively direct sow when frosts have passed.
Plant them in a sheltered position, they favour full sun, but will tolerate some shade. Feed with tomato food and keep well watered. If happy, it is not unusual for plants to produce one courgette a day! The classic glutton crop! I usually do two sowings about one month apart so I have a long cropping time.
I have found that courgettes and summer squashes are pretty interchangeable in recipes.
Varieties I grow - Defender, Gold Rush, Black Beauty, Zucchini, Tri-Color (round), Patty Pan