What's wrong with my squash?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by newgrow, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. newgrow

    newgrow Seedling

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

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





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



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  2. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    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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    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 Official Garden Angel

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    Like toni and Sjoerd its time to start eating them.
     
  5. newgrow

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    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 :-D
     
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    well no squash for me :'( 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.
     
  7. grownforyou

    grownforyou New Seed

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    That's a real shame!

    Hope they don't get them all.