Courgette Midnight | 7cm Potted Courgette Plant

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  • Supplied as: 7cm Potted Courgette Plant
  • Position: Full Sun
  • Suitable for Hanging Baskets? No
  • Suitable for Patio Containers? Yes
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Quick Facts:

  • Supplied as: 7cm Potted Courgette Plant
  • Position: Full Sun
  • Suitable for Hanging Baskets? No
  • Suitable for Patio Containers? Yes
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Courgette Midnight | 7cm Potted Courgette Plant
Courgette Midnight | 7cm Potted Courgette Plant

Courgette Midnight is a very high yielding variety that is very quick to fruit. Our courgette plug plants can be planted in growbags and are great in patio pots. Dark green glossy fruits are produced on completely spineless plants. Very easy to pick.

You will receive 1 x 7cm Potted courgette plant that is in a recyclable taupe plastic pot where no extra potting on is needed. You just plant these straight into a grow bag, 10Ltr pot or straight into the greenhouse and watch them grow and produce delicious fruit.  

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For any order under £50 we charge £4.95 postage and package per delivery week selected on your order.

Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 1st Class, larger orders via Parcelforce 24.

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All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

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More Information
Product Code 310013
Brand Brookside Nursery
Country of Origin GB
Supplied as 7cm Potted Courgette Plant
Suitable for Hanging Baskets? No
Suitable for Patio Containers? Yes
Scented? No
RHS Plants for Pollinators No
Botanical name Cucurbita pepo
Planting Position Full Sun
Eventual Height 60-90cm (24-35")
Eventual Spread 60cm (24")
RHS Award of Garden Merit No
Harvesting Period July to October
Spacing 45cm (18") Apart
Hardy Perennial No
Attractive to bees & butterflies No
FSC Certified? No

Size guide - Garden Ready 7cm Potted Vegetable Plant

Our garden ready 7cm Potted Vegetable plants are grown in 7cm recyclable taupe pots with no extra growing on needed. Just plant the potted vegetable plant straight into your desired location, whether that be a grow bag, a 10ltr pot or straight into the ground in the greenhouse and watch them grow and produce abundance of fruit. These are at stronger stage than plug plants but will still need protecting from the cold weather and frost. Compost volume is around 7cm deep x 7cm square (at widest part). Foliage height is very dependent on vairety. 

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General Growing Advice

Using a good quality multi-purpose compost, pot up your plugs into 10cm pots.  Once your plug plants have been potted on and labelled, water them in well and grow on for around 5-6 weeks.  Water once the compost starts to dry out but remember.

If preferred you can pot on the plugs into hanging baskets, flower bags or pots. Add a slow release plant food like Miracle-Gro Slow Release All Purpose Plant Food  to your compost which will give extra nutrients for strong and healthy plant growth.

Keep plants frost free until mid/late May and then harden off before being placed in their final positions when the risk of frost has passed in your area.

Water as necessary giving a liquid feed such as Neudorff Organic Plant Feed as instructed throughout the growing season.

***For packs of 40 plug plants gently remove the small plugs from the tray by pushing up from the bottom using a pencil. 

Courgette Specific Advice

Courgettes will grow in a large pot (at least 15 litres) but can become lopsided. They are easier to keep watered in the ground. Allow an area of about 60cm diameter per plant.


Pick the fruits regularly – at least twice a week in midsummer – to prolong cropping. Cut, rather than pull the fruit when it is 10-15cm long or up to 6cm across if a round variety.

Encouraging courgette flowers

Usually the flowers wither and drop off once the fruit reaches a decent size. Try Italian varieties like ‘Costa Romanesco’.

The trick, if you want flowers, is to pick very early in the morning before they open and settle for a smaller fruit as well. The male flowers can also be stuffed and fried, or added to a salad.
Success with early courgettes

Courgettes are very sensitive to frost; extend the season by growing them in a frost-free greenhouse. With last-frost dates getting earlier, it’s worth making an earlier sowing in March, to have plants ready to go outside in April.

Have some garden fleece handy in case of frost and sow some at the usual time as back-up.

As courgettes are insect-pollinated, they may not set fruit this early in the season. Fortunately, parthenocarpic varieties (whose female flowers set fruit without pollination) are now available – try dark green ‘Parthenon’ and pale green ‘Cavili’. Both should crop until July when moved outside.

Pests and diseases

Regular watering and plenty of space may help to prevent mildew

When first planted, courgettes can be attacked by slugs, so protect them with barriers. Once they get going, they don’t suffer from insect pests, although aphids can spread fatal viruses.

Mosaic viruses cause the leaves to turn yellow and puckered, and the fruits may also be affected. There’s no cure, but removing badly affected leaves may slow its spread. The varieties ‘Defender’ and ‘Supremo’ are claimed to be resistant.

Powdery mildew frequently affects plants in late summer. Regular watering and plenty of space may help. A routine spray with potassium bicarbonate is said to keep it at bay, but once it has taken hold, cut your losses and destroy the plants.

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