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yellow button squash

Postby Susan » Sun Dec 19, 2004 9:21 am

Hi!
I have several lovely plants all producing lots of squash, but the are hardly swelling at all, just staying about the size of large marbles. - still taste excellent! I've been giving them lots of water, and have feed them well, but they just wont grow!
Any ideas? Is it possible these are "baby" buttons, do they exist? :-?
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Postby Ann » Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:09 pm

The way button squash produce I could have done with wee ones last year, LOL as I live on my own :D I have some about to start now. Zucchini, tomato and onions!! Lovely :D
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Postby Kerrie » Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:44 pm

The yellow button squash I have grown do only stay small, they rarely grow larger than 3 inches across. Don't wait for them to get bigger, as they only get tough. They're sweetest when small, and of course, picking them often keeps the plant producing more.
I only planted one of them this year, as even one plant generally produces so many that my husband is sick of them by the time the season finishes!

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Postby Herby » Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:32 pm

Hi all,

I've always been intrigued with squash, it catches my eye everytime
i'm in the fruit shop, i think once i tried it and it was bitter?
not sure but we have never cooked them before.

I saw seedlings today real cheap too so maybe i'll try them myself.
Kerrie so only one plant was enough? the punnets have like 8 so maybe i might just put in two and give the others away.

What would be the best way to eat them for someone that never has had them? :)
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Postby Sam » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:11 am

We tend to steam them in the microwave - just rinse - that will be enough water for them to stay nice and firm. My husband likes to add a bit of butter to his when they are cooked, I find it better without if they are fresh from the garden.

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Postby Marrion » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:21 am

Yes butter, a little garlic and lots of pepper - YUM!
Grow your own Ben, they shouldn't ever be bitter.
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Postby Sam » Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:24 am

That combination tossed around in a wok would be divine, Marrion!
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Postby Ann » Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:59 am

re you sure thay are nut bush plants? Maybe that's what they are supposed to do. My problem here is that they tend to get mildew before I get to that stage. :cry:
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