Courgette - Partenon
These plants do not require pollination to set fruit, therefore adverse weather, poor light levels and a lack of bees do not affect cropping performance! Courgette Parthenon produces excellently flavoured, dark green, slightly speckled, 15cm long, glossy, cylindrical courgettes in abundance. It is suitable for outdoors or the greenhouse.
Sow April to May. Sow seeds 2cm deep in 7.5cm pots of free draining compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 20-25C until after germination which takes 5 to 7 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Seeds can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed and risk of frost has passed. Sow 2 seeds every 60cm and thin out to the best seedling. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost, 6cm apart. Prefers well-drained, moist, rich soil in full sun.