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my courgettes this year have produced only male flowers so the yield has been almost nil can anyone suggest a way to get more produce.
I have grown Courgettes since the early 70's when the local farmers kept telling me you had to grow marrows on muck heaps - because of courgette overload my otherhalf begged me to grow only 3 plants = disaster - here we are 1st week in Aug and only 3 fruit to pick - fruit get to 3/4" and then go bad - is it the RAIN we have had in MidWales or just bad luck ?
My Courgettes have also gone rotten at the end, even after I have picked the flowers off. Can only harvest small ones about 5 inches long. What causes this? Or is it specific to a type??
My COURGETTES are growing ROUND !!!!!! ALL PLANTS EVEN START ROUND are these in fact courgettes ???? PLEASE help !!! GreenKeith
I did not grow courgettes. I grew cucumbers and the same thing happened to them. I have now grown another two plants hoping that they will do better.


Hi There, Where do I find the answers/responses to the postings? My marrows (grown under glass with door and windows permanently open now) have also only produced male flowers. In fact one plant produced three female flowers which I hand polinated. One grew and the other two faded. Now for six weeks no more female flowers have appeared. Any help, please? Regards Sweeper
My courgette plant has been doing well and I have got a lot of fruit from it. The leaves however are huge and blocking out sun from the fruit and other veggies growing near by. Is it ok to cut off some leaves?
I am an accidental gardener, started this year, from nowhere I now have 2 x 18 inch long marrows what can I do with them? is there a marrow soup? please help!!
Hi Lyn A little late for your courgettes but the problem is you need to polonate your female flowers with male ones just pick off the flowers without any fruit forming behind and insert them inside female flowers hey presto fruit will form
hi my courgettes going black and rotten at the end some are ok but the ones grow about 2inch then go black... steve
Please help. On my marrow plant the female flowers seem to be opening OK in the morning, but the males are not, so it has not been possible to pollinate the female plants.
My first veggie patch this year - I live in Provence and an enormous marrow plant self-seeded in the garden, the marrows are over 70cm long with a big bulge at one end. Initially the flesh was green with the smaller ones but I let a couple grow for the fun of it and they are orange inside .. is it a type of pumpkin ? It is dark green with stripes and has huge pips.


why are my courgettes going rotten at the ends before they are reaching their full growth

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