Growing food for your dog is an easy and rewarding way to ensure that your dog is eating as healthy as possible.
Top reasons to grow vegetables for your dog
- Nutrient dense
- No carbon footprint
If you choose easy vegetables to grow then the effort put in is tiny compared to the amount you get out. Courgettes are one of the easiest and fastest growing vegetables you can use in your dog's food.
What vegetables can I grow for my dog?
Depending on your climate, you can grow any vegetable that is safe for dogs to consume. If you are new to gardening though, why not just start with an easy one? Courgette! They are fast growers, easy to freeze and pests tend to stay away from them.
In our Hearty Hemp and Chickpea Recipe Kit, we recommend you use courgette as the 'green veg' to use with your kit and will be giving out free organic seeds throughout May to encourage people to grow their own.
Looking for other ways to add courgette into your dog's diet? Roast in chunks with rapeseed oil and nutritional yeast sprinkled on top!
How do I grow courgette for my dog?
Growing courgettes for your dog (and yourself) is very easy.
- Find a pot or container and fill with good quality compost.
- Sow seeds about 1 inch deep and water pot
- Leave on windowsill or greenhouse to sprout
- As the plant grows, keep moving it into a bigger pot
- When risk of frost gone, move plant outside into final spot
- Harvest away!
Hints and Tips to growing courgettes:
- If growing in a container, make sure it is a large one and feed every week with organic feed (I use nettle water - see video below)
- Keep picking fruit as it grows to encourage more growth.
- If you have too many to use, cut them into chunks and freeze for use in the autumn/winter.
Let us know in the comments below how you get on!