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Growing Marrow

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Marrow in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 68°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 35 - 47 inches apart
  • Harvest in 12-17 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Peas, Beans, Onions, Sweetcorn
  • Avoid growing close to: Potatoes

Your comments and tips

19 Jan 14, mary coates (Australia - temperate climate)
My mum (50) years ago. Used to stuff white marrows with hamburger meat, onion & seasonings......we usually had roast potatoes, peas, carrots etc.......the gravy made out of the juices from the marrow and meat was delicious......I live in Victoria Australia.....can you tell me if marrows are still available Hope you can help me
31 Dec 14, Sancha (Australia - tropical climate)
My mother did exactly the same at our place in Burwood Victoria. Beautiful gravy over it after being stuffed with mince onion etc. and that was about 1955. Yum! Was talking about it today at work and the fellow workers all Queenslanders didn't know what I was talking about. Would love to grow them here in Gladstone. I grow Zucchinis and pumpkins without any hassle so why not. Just need some seeds!
22 Nov 14, Roger (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have been looking for marrow seeds for ages and finally found them recently in Masters. I am going to plant a couple and see how they go but not sure if 22 Nov is too late. Soon find out I suppose :)
16 Mar 14, jo (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Do you mean the light green ones ? shaped like a bell ?. I have planted some this season - they've gone mad (people are avoiding me in the street in case I give them another zucchini). They are called Lebanese zucchinis and my husband stuffs them - the seed is faily readily available - think I got mine at Bunnngs
20 Jan 14, Derek (Australia - temperate climate)
I tried for ages in aus finished up getting them from uk via ebay they arrived last december about $6.00
12 Jan 14, Gill Blackford (Australia - tropical climate)
A marrow is NOT an over grown zucchini, they are members of the same genus, but different plants. I live in England, and use marrows a lot in August - December. I have a family member in Q L D, and visit every year. Would like to grow some while I'm there, but can not find any seeds!!
16 Oct 13, Gill (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Marrow also makes a delicious marrow and roasted garlic soup which is equally good whether served hot or cold
15 Jan 13, TimJones (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I got some beauties on Ebay from the UK store called proseedsofspalding
30 Dec 12, ray malone (Australia - temperate climate)
where can i obtain marrow seeds? i live on central coast n.s.w.thanks ray malone
31 Dec 12, (Australia - temperate climate)
Eden Seeds had marrow seed available from their online shop
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