And climbing courgettes

Our raised beds have filled up quickly. The Harvest raspberries have taken over the sun-shade middle bed, our sunny bed is occupied with leeks and onions, leaving only a small space for climbing beans this summer.

Strawberries have established in our mini-orchard, in front of the fruit trees, and we’ve got three different kinds of garlic underplanting the fruit trees too!

So where do we put sun-loving courgettes? Great vegetables, easy to crow, fairly reliable croppers, not susceptible to too many pests and delicious. One solution looks like Thomson & Morgan’s ‘Black Forest’, a courgette that is happy growing upwards, not outwards. We have walls (OK, there are fruit trees there, but they’re young and should tolerate the presence of an annual vegetable). Another experiment for growing in a small space.

Courgette

 

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