Grow easy veg

Try our favourite cucurbits for guaranteed crops that are ready to harvest quickly.


It’s tempting to stick to old favourites, because they’re tried and tested and we know we can grow them well. But sometimes it’s good to think outside the box, giving ourselves new projects to try and new taste sensations!

However, often we don’t want to upset the apple cart and attempt to grow duds that just don’t work for us. But what if you could guarantee good germination, good growth, quick harvesting and prolific fruiting? Well, here’s our selection of colourful cucurbit characters, all from the same family of easy-grow veg, but with extra taste and unusual form. Wow your visitors with some crazy crops!

All will be ready to harvest from midsummer, only around 10 weeks or so from sowing, and are representative of their cucumber family by being undemanding – and not backward about coming forward in the amount of fruit they give off. Enjoy!