Weeding around courgette plants is minimal because the large leaves shade out most weeds once the plant has matured.
In hot weather without sufficient rain, courgette must be watered regularly and deeply. It is important that the water reaches the roots and not the leaves. When watering with a watering can or a hose gently move the leaves to the side to get to the roots.
If courgette is started in rich, fertile soil, fertilising with a balanced fertiliser
(equal amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium) once about a month after the blossoming starts is sufficient for the entire season.
Good and bad companions for courgette
Sweetcorn, melons, pumpkins as well as borage, marigolds, nasturtiums and oregano are good companions for courgette. Do not plant courgette next to potatoes.