Bf206Bf206 Posts: 235


 my climbing (black forest) courgettes seem to be growing well enough indoors. what do people think about getting them into the big wide world, though? maybe another week inside, a week or two in my coldframe then into the ground..? 



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,604

    My courgettes went out into the cold frame at the beginning of this week image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Bf206Bf206 Posts: 235

    thanks dove... How long do you reckon for?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,604

    I'm going to plant mine out at the beginning of June providing the weather is reasonable. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Bf206Bf206 Posts: 235

    sounds sensible... i've never tried these climbing ones before so interested to see how they turn out...

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,754

    Mine are in the cold frame now - going out next week - but we've had no frost here for ages - more or less all winter!  It does depend so much on the weather and the likelihood of frost, and hence on where you are.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,929

    Mine are still in the GH, I'll be planting out beginning of June.  

  • scrogginscroggin Posts: 2,071

    First week of June for me too, they respond so much better to a gradual hardening off and shoot away in the warmer temperatures.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    Oops... mine went out into troughs after being hardened off here in the Fens about 3 weeks ago. Despite slug pellets, some were destroyed, so have new seeds germinating to fill in the gaps. The ones that survived are doing wellimage

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,165

    I've just potted mine on..........hopefully, another couple of weeks and I'll plant them out.

    I did notice on the Allotment next to mine, 2 Courgette Gold Rush were planted last week but not on a mound and very close together............not how I would do them but be interesting to see the resultsimage

  • Bf206Bf206 Posts: 235

    As an experiment, I took my weakest looking Black Forest yesterday and put it into the cold frame. Quite overcast weather so doubt was a very cold night but either way, today (v gloomy and chilly) it looks happier than inside!

    So, reckon I'll take that as a sign to put the rest in too. Will need to make some room... I've got various marigolds in pots bursting out of the coldframe so hoping they can go in pots / the ground now.

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