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I'm afraid I didn't see the GW programme, but there's nothing magic needed - just small plants planted out after the last frosts in to a sunny spot, with a soil packed full of organic matter and well fed too. Keep the plants moist and protect with fleece in the first few weeks if night temperatures plummet. Mulch with well rotted manure and ensure they don't suffer drought stress, so that you get plenty of female flowers....and so plenty of those delicious fruits. And no need for a grenhouse to grow courgettes - the plants, like squash, need to go out once all risk of frosts is over, but that's the only protection they need.
I've got the same problem of courgettes starting to grow then turning yellow and soft and dropping off. Could it be becausde it's too hot for them in a greenhouse?
i have the same problem as many the ends of my courgettes are going soggy how can i save them if at all
It's good to read that we're not the only ones to have courgettes turning yellow at the ends and then dying off before they've hardly grown - better than last year when we had lots of male flowers and no courgettes but it's so disheartening. I see comment about too much overhead watering (ie rain I suppose) so will try just watering at the base. It's in a large pot - to cosset it! So maybe it's being overewatered? I will try letting it dry out more. Any other ideas please?


Our courgette plant leaves are going yellow and some are drying out and dying. Should I cut these off? Can I stop this happening? We have a large number of courgette plants too close together, I'm wondering if I should remove every other one? thank you!

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