Plants are available from garden centres at the moment, or you can sow seeds now, again, straight out in a prepared garden bed, a large patio tub or in pots to get them going.
Push the seeds down into the soil so they’re covered with 1-2cms of soft soil or compost, keep damp, and that’s it! In one to two weeks tops, you’ll have seedlings.
If you’re plagued by squirrels or there is a mouse problem in your area, definitely start inside, as they can’t resist snacking on the seeds.
Courgettes are so simple, all you need to do is keep the plants weeded and watered and with even one plant you can keep yourself supplied for weeks through the summer. Have a couple of plants and you’ll potentially be giving them away!
Just as simple, and if you have more space try butternut squash or pumpkins – you can even plant the seeds from a shop bought one for ultimate money saving, but you won’t be harvesting these until the autumn. The plants also need more space, so one to grow if you have a bit more room. Give a good plant food to your crop and you’ll reap the benefits with a bigger bounty come the end of the year.