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post #451 of 616 Old 06-09-2013, 01:44 PM
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No guesses here Muppet. If it were my pile I was moving, the answer is likely the same....too darn many! Lol.

We're eating strawberries, lots of yummy strawberries right now. Just getting started and there are tons of them.

Rest of my garden is coming along, beans, melons, carrots, corn, tomatoes, peppers all looking great. So ready for them to be ready to pick and can. I agree, we should start a canning thread when we are all underway. Pear sauce, mmmm.
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I'm just about finished planting them, and I did a rough head count - 800!!!!! I've never grown pumpkins before here in AB, so may be pushing my luck, they are started in the greenhouse, so I'm going to make mounds for them today....at least the kids enjoy them!! They may only be the size if tennis balls by the time the fall comes!! Lol!
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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.
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Squash blossoms are tasty. Pumpkin blossoms are even more tasty, one of my very favorite things to eat! The pumpkin blossoms have a very similar taste to morel mushrooms. Pick them early in the day, rinse them and put them in damp paper towel in a ziploc until you are ready to fix them. Light egg wash & dredge in flour seasoned with whatever you like, I use a bit of sea salt, black & cayenne pepper. Fry them. They go really well with pan fried crappie or bluegill.
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I have heard of eating squash flowers but I forget where. I.was on a huge kick of edible flowers and grew a bunch. I really don't like eating flowers much...they were very strong tasting. I tried rose petals, nasturtium, and violets, then gave up.
I have been lurking here on this thread awhile. Love all the green, green gardens. I live in the high desert. My green is surrounded by sand. It kind of ruins the effect some.
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I like squash too much to waste it by eating the flowers.
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My potatos. First year I have ever grown them. Thos photo is actually about two weeks ago. They are knee high now. I am going to have go buy some topsoil to continue mounding. I am kind of proud of them.
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I wash my garden was that neat and kept up. It's buried under 2-3 foot tall rye/bermuda grass. That's what I get for scooping the pasture to fertilize my garden.

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