Mini Butternut Squash seeds (10 seeds per pack)

Mini Butternut Squash seeds (10 seeds per pack)

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Mini Butternut Squash seeds (10 seeds per pack)

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Mini Butternut Squash.

Tired of your child going to school or crèche and they constantly have a cough or runny nose? Despite your efforts of giving your child commercial vitamins daily and doing everything you can to avoid getting them sick? Well in all fairness it is almost out of your control, however we can drastically reduce the snotty noses and heavy coughs.

Butternut is a fantastic vegetable that strengthens our immune system and is high in Vitamin A, in fact 1 serving of butternut is enough Vitamin A for the entire day. It is also good for weight loss and its cancer prevention properties.

This Hobbit of a Butternut makes small sweet fruits that grow up to 13cm in height and 7cm in width. To compensate for their modest size, they are exceptionally high yielders.

Recommended!

  • Sow seeds directly into the soil as the roots do not like to be disturbed while transplanting. Due to its size, only 2 plants per root box.
  • Position the plants in full sunlight. At least 6-8 hours a day.
  • Like watermelon, these plants grow vines, so provide a support to promote climbing.
  • Harvest in 90 to 100 days.

*Rootbox hint – Like with watermelons, suspend the butternuts in a stocking or old onion sack. See Watermelon for more details.

*Rootbox culinary tip – Honey Glazed Roasted Butternut.

Butternut is probably one of the easier vegetables to get your kids to eat and most moms have a recipe at hand. But for those that don’t, see our super healthy organic option.

Ingredients:

2 or 3 Mini Butternut Squashes. Take the seeds out.

2 table spoons of olive oil.

2 table spoons of honey.

½ tspn of sea salt.

Instructions:

  1. Peel the butternut and cut in half.
  2. Empty out the seeds. *don’t throw the seeds away. Soak them in salt and roast them in the oven at 140°C for about 15min or until they start to pop. They can be eaten as a healthy snack just like pumpkin seeds!
  3. Cut the squash into cubes. Bite size for your kids.
  4. Mix all the ingredients all into a bowl. Let your kids do this one!
  5. Place the butter nut in an oven dish and roast in a preheated at 220°C for 50-60min.
  6. Add cinnamon to taste.