I have grown courgettes from seed indoors but now that I am planting them out, they are breaking off at the stem. They are in a sheltered area and I’ve also put down slug repellent, and bed is covered by nets so it’s not birds or animals. I don’t know what is causing this. I … read more

I raised “tromboncino” trailing courgette from seed. Put one outside….very successful plenty courgettes. Put another inside greenhouse. Huge leaves plenty flowers but no courgette? What pollinates courgettes? Is it too hot in greenhouse for insects which might carry out pollination of these plants. Great crop of tomatoes in same greenhouse

I am growing courgettes in a polytunnel. However the fruits are turning rotten from the flower end. This happens when the fruits are small (about 2-3 inches.I tried growing courgettes outside last year and the same thing happened. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong?

What causes premature courgettes to drop off the plant when only about 1 inch long

I have a raised bed and have grown a number of different veg plants, however the courgette plants are huge, stalks and leaves are over shadowing the other plants and blocking their light. Is it possible to trim back some of the stalks and leaves, they look very strong and healthy.

I have been growing Courgettes for a number of years now and have some success, but some failures. Some of the courgette form and start to grow, but then begin to rot from the flower end when they are quite small. Out of about 10 courgettes this year, so far I have had three that … read more