Planning to grow courgettes? Sowing its seeds can be done by following a few simple and easy steps.
If you are planning to sow this delicious summer squash in mid-March until late May, it’s best to do that under covers where you have more control over the temperature.
To sow courgette seeds this way, drop one to two seeds in a pot of compost that’s about half an inch deep. The seeds must be sown at a depth of 1.2 centimeters.
The temperature must be kept at 70 degrees Fahrenheit in order for germination to be successful. You can remove the weaker seedling if both seeds germinate.
If you are sowing your seeds outdoors but still in containers, choose a pot that’s about an inch deep ad 12 inches wide.
The ideal time to sow courgette seeds directly into an open, cultivated ground is at the middle of May until the first week of June.
To sow directly, drop two seeds per station. Each station or hole must be three feet apart to allow them room to grow properly. The seeds must be buried an inch deep in the ground.
But whether you are planning to sow your courgette indoors or outdoors, it is best to plant them in pockets, creating low mounds of soil at the top part of the pockets. Bush varieties must be spaced at 60 centimeters while trailing varieties at 1.2 centimeters apart.
Expect germination between eight to as long as 18 days. Hotter temperature would speed up germination and can be expected as early as four to six days.
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