Has anyone ever heard of eating the flowers off of a squash plant (before they turn into yellow squash)? I haven't but apparently you can consume them- so i've been told.
So the story goes like this. We had a HUGE topsoil pile outside the back of the house from some work we were doing with a new patio we were putting in. It had the right mix of horse poo and soil and everything and we just started throwing seed on it from the stuff we would eat. Pretty soon I had some really nice vines growing - canteloupe, potatoes - all kinds of things.
A friend is over at the house one night and he informs us we should be eating the squash flowers (he is POSITIVE that one of the plants is yellow squash - we were not sure what was what at the time) and that it is what all the gourmet cooks use in their dishes, etc - and he picks one and quickly shoves it in his mouth and starts to chew.
He spits it out and says that is not what he expected - but maybe it was just the soil it was growing in or something (he continued to gag for about an hour - I was thinking about getting out an epi pen). We didn't say a word, but there was NO WAY we were going to eat the yellow flowers no matter how much he went on about it. He was really sure it was a squash plant - after all, he knew veggies - this big green VINE with the yellow/orange flowers.
That was early in the spring when he ate that flower. By the end of July, that vine gave us some of the best looking jack-o-lantern pumpkins you've ever seen.