Courgette - Best of Britain
Best of Britain is of hybrid quality and produces glossy, dark fruits on spine free plants. An open plant habit helps to prevent mildew. The fruits provides an excellent source of vitamin C.
Sow indoors for surest results, 1.5cm deep, on the seeds edge, in small pots of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-14 days. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions, before planting out 60cm apart, when frosts are over. Or sow outdoors for ease, where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep directly into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Allow 60cm between sowing positions. Sow two seeds on edge per position. Early sowings benefit from cloche protection. Thin to leave the stronger plant. Water well until plants are established. Cut the courgettes when they are about 15cm long or leave to mature as marrows.