* Varieties may vary
Courgettes have replaced marrows in our affections; they are quicker to crop because they are cut young, they are more prolific and they have greater versatility in the kitchen. But no matter how often you harvest them (best at 10-15/4-6in long) you will always find one hidden which is determined to become a marrow! Remember the flowers can be stuffed and eaten, or even deep-fried. Courgettes like an open, sunny position and very fertile, moisture-retentive soil, especially one with ample organic matter added. Plant out to their cropping positions only when the danger of frost has passed.