The zucchini is such an easy plant to take care of, you don’t need any gardening skills!
If you buy a seedling, found anywhere seedlings are sold, and put it in the ground in a sunny location it will grow and grow and grow. You may need to water it every once in a while, but this monster plant does not complain. Keep taking off the zucchini when they are about 5 inches long and not too thick, and the plant will keep producing more and more.
My plant makes more zucchini than I can or want to eat so sometimes they get a lot bigger. They still taste great, though.
Here is how I cooked them the other day. It was quick, simple, and delicious.
- Slice your large zucchini into thick slices (half an inch? A centimeter? Keep in mind: the thinner they are, the faster they cook!)
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the frying pan over medium high heat.
- Lay the zucchini flat over the melted butter and sprinkle on salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and cook 2-5 minutes, shaking occasionally and poking with a knife to see if it is cooked to your liking.
I admit my kids did not eat their zucchini, but I ate the whole thing for dinner and lunch the next day. I really enjoyed it, and I hold out hope that the kids will like it one day, too.