Monday, September 29, 2014

Black Beauty Zucchini (Lynseed Organics)

Today's post, Part Three, continuing on from my previous posts on growing your own veggies using organic seeds from Lynseed Organics. In my previous posts, I have successfully grown and harvest Arugula Rocket, the Roma Tomatoes are fruiting right now, and all these seeds are from Lynseed Organics. If you have missed reading those posts, you can click on this links, Arugula Rocket and Roma Tomatoes.

As mentioned in my previous posts, Lynseed Organics is based in the sunny island of Singapore and they offer one of the largest seed collection online in Asia, with deliveries to Singapore, Malaysia and other parts of the world. They carry a variety of specially selected seeds that thrive in our warm tropical climate. Their seeds are 100% GMO-Free, 100% Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated, Quality Seeds, Heirloom Vegetable Seeds, so you can be assured of good quality reliable seeds.
They have a wide range of seeds for herbs and vegetables that are suitable for growing in containers and pots, and for home gardeners like myself with limited ground gardening space, this is really fantastic!

Black Beauty Zucchini seeds (Lynseed Organics)
Sowed the seeds on 09/06/2014
The seeds sprouted young seedlings about 3 days from date of sowing.

In fact, this is the second time I sowed the seeds. The first time I had two really nice big plants, but the hot weather back in April and May was so hot that the plants could not take it, and on top of that, the plants was "attacked" by these little beetles below.

They just love to eat the leaves of the zucchini and cucumber plants. Best way to get rid of them is to catch hold of these pests! Otherwise they will eat up the leaves and pretty soon your plant will weaken. I should know, I lost my first two plants partly due to these little beetles. Spraying them with the normal organic spray does not seem to work, but I found out that when I use the neem organic spray directly on them, they seem to weaken on the spot and do not move that quick, that gave me the chance to put on a loose plastic bag over my hand and easily catch them. It works each time. Wish I knew this sooner, when my first two plants are fat and healthy, before they were weaken by these beetles. But on the bright side, I hardly seen these beetles anymore, after getting rid about a dozen or so! 

Zucchini plant grows very fast. It is not very tall in height (17") but it spreads across quite wide (30").  This is one impressive looking plant!

Are these the zucchini blossoms or the young leaves that are just starting to grow? It was really confusing, many a times I got tricked into thinking these are blossoms, only to discover they are actually the new leaves that are just starting out. But I did notice a speck of yellow inside, so I'm very excited and keeping my fingers crossed that these are indeed the blossoms. 

Zucchini has lots of beneficial properties, they are rich in antioxidant, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and good source of Potassium. Zucchini contains 95% water, a medium zucchini contains only 33 calories, so it is a good choice if you are trying to loose weight.

A couple of years ago, zucchini are not easily available in most supermarkets. Nowadays, it can be found in almost all supermarkets and some morning wet markets as well. Zucchinis are great in stir-fries, salads, pasta, pickles, stews, and it can even be grated and used as an ingredient in a cake, just like this cake which I've made a while back, Chocolate-Zucchini Bundt Cake. The cake is really moist from the grated zucchinis and very chocolaty and delicious. A nice chocolaty way of sneaking veggies, as you would not even know there are zucchini in the cake! 

Want to grow your own Zucchinis? To get the seeds, you may order online from Lynseed Organics. Good news is, Lynseed Organics has kindly offered 10% off to the readers of My Little Potted Garden. Simply enter the coupon code MPG10 at checkout to receive a 10% off across all orders. Please do stop by their online website to view their organic seeds, or their FB page here. Start your own vegetable and herb garden, no matter how small your gardening space is, you will be rewarded with the satisfaction of harvesting your own homegrown veggies from the garden pot to the kitchen pot, and be assured of the quality of veggies that you are feeding your family. 

Next post coming up : Spacemaster Cucumber (Lynseed Organics)

Though the seeds have been sponsored by Lynseed Organics, the reviews are entirely my own.

Happy Gardening !


  1. I've failed on growing zucchini, they looked so lush at the first then dry and died. Yours looks so promising.

  2. Impressive! Every time I see your vege growing well, I am encouraged to grow more edibles. Thank you! Btw I am sure the black beauty zucs are going to really tasty :P And Joyce, working hard hehe... that red beetle looks fierce (the colour red tells me so) you know.

  3. Wow, Joyce! You are really doing so well with planting your own veggies. This zucchini plant looks very decorative as well. I have seen those red beetles. They used to attack my pumpkin plant which I have since removed as it is not so easy to pollinate. Anyway, once I am fully recovered from dengue, I'll spend some time in my garden. Hope to see your zucchini harvest soon :)

  4. Hello Joyce, I stumbled onto your site while looking for ways to grow sprouted onions. Thanks for the post. I would like to ask where do you buy the Neem Organic Spray? Can you also recommend other useful pesticides? My stevia plant died after being attacked by white insects/flies :(