The zucchini (AKA courgette or summer squash) is a versatile vegie that can be baked, stuffed, BBQ’ed and even added to cakes! And because of its mild flavour it’s perfect for sneaking a little goodness into your fusspot’s food. But why settle for floppy and flavourless zucchinis from the supermarket when you can easily grow your own? These dark green (or yellow), cucumber resembling little beauties are fast growing (even from seed) and will be sure to give young gardeners a thrill when they’re served on the kitchen table. Zucchinis thrive in the warmth so are best sown in the spring/summer months.
Zucchini seeds of your choice
Good quality potting mix
Water-filled watering can
Liquid seaweed concentrate
Organic mulch (lucerne hay or pea straw)
Anything with haloumi is sure to be delicious but when you pair zucchini with this squeaky cheese it takes it to a whole new level! Kids will love helping out with this dish and they’ll get to use some of the other produce growing in their garden bed.
4 medium zucchinis, grated
180g haloumi cheese, grated
5 spring onions, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh chopped dill
2/3 cup self-raising flour
½ cup milk
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Zucchini’s are much more than a pretty long face. They’re a good source of vitamin C to keep the immune system strong and deliver a healthy dose of lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that promote healthy peepers.