Posts tagged ‘squash’

Squash blossoms picked fresh from the garden.

Squash blossoms picked fresh from the garden.

Today in the garden there were many yellow-orange squash blossoms, which prompted a few questions and I want to share my results with you.

Are squash flowers edible?  Are the blossoms safe to eat?

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I read that all winter squash seed can be eaten.  I have had good eating from pumpkin, butternut, and acorn squash.  Now I can add Chirimen squash to the list of great roasted seed.  I recommend it!

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Chirimen squash seed - baked in oven with olive oil.

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The zucchini above came from my garden and is the Black Beauty variety.  I used up the rest of my seed in this year’s garden, so it was time to save some seeds for next year’s garden.  The video below shows how I did it.

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Squash bug on a pumpkin leaf

Squash bug on a winter squash leaf in my Arkansas garden

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This is an heirloom squash, also called a banana squash.

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Are pumpkin leaves poisonous?

A baby pumpkin growing on the vine with blossom still attached.

A baby pumpkin growing on the vine with blossom still attached.

Edited April 1, 2011.

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