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Growing Marrow

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S S P P            

(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

04 Oct 17, Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hello. I am looking for the type of marrow that was grown in Victoria in the 1950's and 1960's. Is this the Melbourne marrow? Thankyou.
16 Sep 16, Praveen (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I am looking for field marrow seeds
03 Mar 16, Garry (Australia - temperate climate)
Planted seedlings from Bunnings and ended up with some big marrows. Not the first time i have bought seedlings from Bunnings and ended up with something different growing. P.S. they were nice to eat.
02 Mar 15, Doris (Australia - temperate climate)
Am trying to buy Marrow seeds. Can you help me.
25 Sep 14, James (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'm looking for seed for marrows that my grand farther grew they lumps on them
21 Jan 14, Brendan (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Can I grow Gem Squash at the same time as marrows ???
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
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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!!

- Gill Blackford

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