More signs of Spring. Our first tulip is flowering and the daffodils are in bud. The pink flowered purple-leaved cherry is now in bloom too. Time to start thinking about getting veggy seeds in the propagator, which makes me remember. Last year I tried to grow courgettes (zucchini) in some bags of commercial compost. The idea was that they would be "grow bags". I cut some holes in the top, and punctured the bottom for drainage. It meant that I could grow veggies down the side of the house which is concrete and gravel & so wasted gardening space, but otherwise quite sunny. They grew fine, but completely bombed on producing fruit. I had put some excess seedlings in the flower beds, and they were fantastic, so we were OK for courgettes, but I was disappointed my good idea was a flop. Does anyone know the secret of grow-bags? Or should I give up and just grow veggies in the flower beds (where they look quite nice in any case).