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Courgette seeds


Question: courgette seeds


I would like to know how to take out the seeds of the courgettes to replant the seeds so that the courgettes are born

Answer: zucchini seeds


Dear Christian,
as with most plants, courgettes also produce seeds; in fact the elongated fruit is full, there are several hundreds of them, gathered in a cylinder covered with light green pulp and rind. When we eat zucchini we do not notice the seeds, because we consume the unripe fruit and therefore the pulp is the prevailing part of the fruit, and the seeds are small and thin, almost transparent. From these unripe seeds you cannot get a plant, because they cannot germinate; To be able to use the seeds, you will need to ripen a courgette; proceed by choosing a healthy zucchini, and leave it attached to the plant until it is completely ripe, ie the petiole dries up and the courgette comes off the plant. Usually a zucchini from seed is very large, and hard, with thick and leathery rind, and inside you will find a thin layer of pulp, which encloses a spongy cylinder, full of semi-woody seeds; the seeds must be freed from the mucilage similar to damp cotton that encloses them, and therefore they must be left to dry, in an airy place, not exposed to the elements. When they are well dry, sprinkle them with fungicide and place them in a paper bag, waiting to be able to sow them next year. The courgettes need a very rich soil in order to develop, so next year avoid placing the seeds in the same land where you are growing the courgettes now; Work the soil well already in early spring, and enrich it with manure and slow release granular fertilizer, specific for garden plants. When the nocturnal tensions begin to increase, you can prepare the postarellas where you can sow your small seeds directly, two or three for each stall; water and wait for the plants to grow. Or you can sow every single seed in a small pot, and then move it into the garden when the plants begin to develop the first true leaves. As you well know, courgette plants grow a lot, producing large roundish leaves; then prepare the postarellas at a good distance, at least 50-60 cm from each other, between and along the rows.