These vegetables are all in the same plant family known as cucurbits.  Although they can have different growing habits they are all cultivated in a similar way. Which varieties to choose? Summer squash include courgettes and patty pans.  They produce prolific fruits throughout the summer but these fruits do not store. Patrick’s Patch favourite bush…

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Preparing the soil Start by preparing the soil by applying three to five barrow loads of compost or manure for each plant you want to grow. This is best done in the Autumn but can be done in early spring so long as the manure isn’t too strong. In Spring, apply a good granular fertiliser…

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