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I am trying to grow courgettes. When the flower appears and the courgette starts to form, the end rots away before they are ready to be harvested. I have noticed black things on the plants, Is it these black things that are causing this and how do I get rid of them please



Loads of people have reported the same - it's quite normal and the courgettes will form properly given time. Mine were exactly the same. Just twist the rotton ones off. As for the black things - don't worry - mine have been chewed by slugs and snails but the plants seem to be coping.

4 Aug, 2012


Thanks very much

7 Aug, 2012

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