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Question: Can I move the courgettes?


good morning, I have some potted courgette plants I would like to put them in the flowerbed where the peas were, but I left their roots to fix the nitrogen, is it feasible, but the peas had a bit of powdery mildew I have to put a bit of sulfur before planting the zucchini? waiting for your reply cordial greetings. Nadia

Zucchini in the pot: Answer: grow courgettes


Dear Nadia,
courgettes are plants that like to have a lot of space and large amounts of nitrogen, so I think the flowerbed in which you used to grow peas is the best choice; clear that, if the peas were sick, first you will have to disinfect the soil, to prevent it from containing spores of the powdery mildew that afflicted the peas; this is also because in general the courgettes tend to be particularly subject to powdery mildew, with those large wrinkled leaves. So, first make a ground treatment with sulfur, wait a few days, and then work the soil well in depth, turning it well, so as to completely bury the roots of the remaining peas. Only then can you transfer the zucchini you now have in the pot. When doing the transplant, remember to be careful not to ruin the courgette root system; if possible, try to keep the plants well spaced, leaving each plant about one square meter of available land. Water and then grow as always; the nitrogen left by the bacteria present on the pea roots will be of great help in cultivating beautiful large and swollen courgettes. To further prevent the reappearance of powdery mildew, avoid watering the zucchini by wetting the leaves; instead he tries to water the ground to their feet. Generally in the vegetable garden, after laying the courgettes, a small channel is made with the hoe, which goes near the base of the courgette stem: when you water, use the canaletto to distribute the water between the various plants, without having to sprinkle them with rain.