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Yellow crookneck squash can you eat them? pics now

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by GopherBoyFarms, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    well the chickens ate most of our garden this year (there will be a fence around the garden next year)

    But I do have some Yellow crookneck squash that the girls dont seem to touch. I didnt even know I planted this.
    I am wondering can you eat these? or are they just decoration. And if you can eat them anyone have a recipe??
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2008
  2. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Oklahoma
    If it is squash you can eat it. This is the kind of squash we like here. I like to cut it up into bite size pieces and cook it in a pan with butter and onions. Also you can fry it. Are you sure it is squash and not something else?
    Chris
     
  3. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    When crook neck squash are not too big, they cook up just like zucchini (sp??).

    If they get too big, you can split them open and the chickens adore the seeds in the center of them.
     
  4. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    ok, well I am not sure what they aresince I planted them and the ziplock the neighbor gave me with seeds said cantolope...I will go take a pic ture of them and someone can tell me what they are. LOL
     
  5. kwynn's birds Alaska

    kwynn's birds Alaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My MIL always flours it up with salt, pepper, zucchini, and sometimes okra. Toss in some diced onion when it's about 1/2 way done. SO GOOD!

    Gotta pic yet?
     
  6. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    I've found them to be most tasty if you grill them. [​IMG]
     
  7. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
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    and this is what followed me to the garden.....
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    got one more pic of the unknown veggy before I had to chase the flock back to the back yard
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  8. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a yellow crookneck squash. Is a type of yellow summer squash. Its very edible. I am very jealous.....your garden still looks so good.....mine has started to go by.
     
  9. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    oh thank you.....we have 3 small gardens...a HIS a HERS and a KIDS
    HIS and KIDS mainly have pumpkins, sunflowers, and corn.
    HERS (mine) has/had onions, tomatos, hot peppers, squach, green beans, and herbs. I really wanted to make salsa this year but the chickens ate all but 2 of my tomatoes.

    So when can I pick these squach, and can I make soup out of them? Do I use the skins?
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I steam mine, put some butter on it & some Johnny's...YUM! My chickens will eat the insides of the yellow squash, if I break them open for them. Otherwise, I think the yellow color may deter them?
     

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