In my determination to grow more veg and flowers this year, I planted some courgettes, nasturtiums and sweet peas in little pots. I nurtured them on the windowsill in the back bedroom. They sprouted and grew to a manageable size. On Easter Monday I carefully planted the dozen little courgette plants out in the vegetable bed. I put the nasturtiums and sweet peas around a pyramid framework for them to climb up. I checked them just before we went away, and they were fine. I went out to take photos of their progress on our return from Norfolk.
The courgettes have completely disappeared!
The row of earth where they were is just earth now. Not one left. I have no idea where they have gone. Jim-next-door says some of his flowers appear to have been disturbed. He suspects foxes. Do foxes eat courgettes? I am trying not to be too disappointed. But I really do wonder if I will ever get the hang of this gardening lark.