I have been growing courgettes for the last few years because they are easy to grow and taste great in stir-fries.
This year, as usual, I started my courgettes from seed. I sowed them last March, in window boxes around the house.
Usually, I have great success growing courgettes straight from seed and I have often ended up with too many plants and then later on, too many courgettes – both great complaints.
DRIVE-BY COURGETTE DROPS
In the past, I had so many to give away that people hid when they saw they me coming with my bulging bag and I have had to resort to leaving them on doorsteps and running away and sometimes even doing drive-by courgette drops!
I think it is down to my soil, which is very poor here on Galway Bay and since we are close enough to the Burren to share its landscape – this means we have rocks – an awful lot of rocks!
However, I am building up my soil in preparation for growing courgettes next year – by adding compost, seaweed and any organic matter I can get my mitts on, so hopefully I will be back to doing my drive-by courgette drops by this time next year.
Bye for now.