Marrow Growing Guide

Marrow

Crop Rotation Group

Cucurbits (Squash family) 

Soil

Soil enriched with plenty of compost.

Position

Sunny.

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Feed with a slow release organic fertiliser when flowers begin forming. Fortnightly liquid feed from mid summer.

Companions

Nasturtium.

Spacing

Single Plants: 60cm (1' 11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 60cm (1' 11") with 60cm (1' 11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

In frost areas, sow under cover in seed trays in early spring. Plant out after last frosts. In frost free areas sow directly into the soil in early spring.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Basically the same as courgettes but left longer to produce fewer larger fruit. Seeds are removed before eating.

Harvesting

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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