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newgrow
Orlando, FL
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Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:24 pm   Post subject: What's wrong with my squash?


It has little bumps all over it! Is it fine or do I need to not eat them? I've never seen this before.


this is one of them not so bad ( photo / image / picture from newgrow's Garden )






This is the bad one looks like chicken pocs.. EEWW! ( photo / image / picture from newgrow's Garden )




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toni


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Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:44 pm   


Not a thing wrong with your squash, the skin of the Yellow Crookneck Squash is supposed to be bumpy.

The Yellow Summer Squash isn't that bumpy.

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Sjoerd

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Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:33 am   


Yes, Toni is right.
I will just say one thing--the "bumps" are a sign for me to start thinking about harvesting. I have noticed that when those types of squash get those bumps---the longer you let them go, the more and bigger seeds you will find inside.
While if you let the squashes go, they will become bigger indeed, but you run the risk that they fill-up with seeds and toughish "flesh" to the point that you have very little that you can eat.



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glendann

Texas
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Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:23 am   


Like toni and Sjoerd its time to start eating them.

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newgrow
Orlando, FL
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Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:47 am   


OH...I see, I did not know there are so many types. I thought yellow squash was just that. The type one buys in the store that has a smooth skin. Well thanks, looks as if we shall be eating it then very soon. I will let you know the results Very Happy

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newgrow
Orlando, FL
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Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:45 pm   


well no squash for me Crying or Very sad There were two ready and when I pick them they had worms all inside them. Must do something before they get the rest and save none for me.

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grownforyou
United Kingdom
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Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:19 am   


newgrow wrote:
well no squash for me Crying or Very sad There were two ready and when I pick them they had worms all inside them. Must do something before they get the rest and save none for me.


That's a real shame!

Hope they don't get them all.

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