Corn and squash harvest at the preschool!

@TheHorse (51657)
Pleasant Hill, California
August 17, 2016 4:51pm CST
We picked our first ear of corn and our first squash at the preschool today! I was called in to sub, and harvesting became one of our activities. We picked the biggest ear of corn and the biggest squash and served both at snack time this morning. Our young food reviewers were pretty much unanimous in their thoughts: The corn was delicious, and they wanted more. Raw young squash is pretty boring, and they didn't want more. We have two more ears of corn almost ready for harvest, and about 10 squash almost ready for harvest. We'll stick with raw corn, but will cook up the squash in olive oil, butter, onions, and maybe a bit of garlic before serving it next time. Are you harvesting yet?
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@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug 16
I went to my sons today, where my garden is, and got some jalapenos and tomatoes. Yummy! Hopefully the judges will like the squash cooked instead of raw. I like to use tomatoes with my squash.
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
Hmm. Maybe I could cook some halved cherry tomatoes up with my squash.
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@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
18 Aug 16
@TheHorse I'll be there for lunch.
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
@velvet53 Can you bring some rice and soy sauce?
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@Hatley (157952)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Dec
I live in a reti rement center but love to read about the corn and squash and the oiungsters too children loveto grow things mostly
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
Kids really do love growing stuff. Do you have a garden there? Or balconies where you can put potted pants? I would think that gardening would be good for older folks' health and well-being.
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@Hatley (157952)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Dec
@TheHorse we jhave asled re[eated; to jjave so,esp[ace om the bacll patio tp grow stiiff and of course been turned down tjese I call them]lods as tjey are pmy in their early thirties have no idea what we really lile at all
@vandana7 (57194)
• India
18 Aug 16
Nothing grown...just started with putting mud in pots..YESTERDAY..lol. But I will get there to report. I love kitchen gardening, and gardening in general...music...cleaning, kiddos..there is more to life than computers, cell phones and television sets. lol
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
What crops are you going o go for? I'm starting to think about now peas for the (cool) Fall.
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@vandana7 (57194)
• India
18 Aug 16
@TheHorse .. Not sure ... I spoke to my neighbor about it, she feels mixing up brinjals which have thorns on their leaves, and tomatoes with green vegetables and cucumber is a good idea..not sure..did a little a bit today..but a whole lot to do by tomorrow..lol
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@koopharper (6216)
• Canada
17 Aug 16
I always liked squash. We didn't plant any though. We've been getting lettuce regularly from the garden most of our crops are running late and we're crossing our fingers that we'll end up with a good harvest anyway.
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
Has it been cool up there?
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• Canada
18 Aug 16
@TheHorse The nights have been cool. When the sun has been out it has been hot during the day.
@Lucky15 (33712)
• Philippines
17 Aug 16
I pick some eggplants the other day ;)
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
Were they tasty?
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@Lucky15 (33712)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
@TheHorse despite their shorter.size..yes :)
@Corbin5 (79017)
• United States
17 Aug 16
Yes, if you can perk up the taste of the squash, the kids just may enjoy it. We forget to water vegetables, so just flowers here. We killed the blackberry bushes due to forgetting about them.
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Aug 16
No, not the blackberry bushes! I love blackberries. We have a lot of them growing wild around here.
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@acelawrites (10645)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
Good thing the children love harvesting corn and squash. It is a great experience for them and they will appreciate what farmers are doing.
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
I may bring some snow pea seeds today so we can be ready for Fall.
@Yadah04 (2901)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
It is very fulfilling to harvest what you have planted. I should know since i have my own vegetable garden. I have chillies too.
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
I've never tied chili peppers.
@Platespinner (18095)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
18 Aug 16
I'm still getting a few tomatoes, and have been thrilled to see the strawberry plants I transplanted last winter take over the bed beside my house...I expect plenty of strawberries next spring.
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
I want some of your strawberries! I'll bring the whip cream.
@teamfreak16 (35316)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Aug 16
No, but we are grilling some corn right now!
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
I'll be right there. Will bring some steaks and baby squash.
@rina110383 (21957)
18 Aug 16
No, I don't grow veggies/fruits. I love eating squash. They're good for the eyes.
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
Are they? Then I should be eating them more often. My night vision isn't what it used to be.
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@amadeo (46342)
• United States
17 Aug 16
you saw my post.We are nearing to the end
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
To the end of the harvesting season?
@jaboUK (50134)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug 16
Glad the kiddies enjoyed the corn - did they all get a taste?
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Aug 16
I think they all did! There were only about 14 kid at the preschool today.
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• New Delhi, India
17 Aug 16
I love roasted corns with buttermilk and black salt
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@TheHorse (51657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Aug 16
Oh, that sounds interesting! Our corn today was a bit starchy, but sweet enough that the kids enjoyed it.
• United States
18 Aug 16
they didn't like the squash?? dang, i used to've to get out there early to 've 'nough fer supper coz my young'uns (they take 'fter their momma) 'd be out snackin' all day 'n there'd not be 'nough, lol. didn't plant much this year - jest maters 'n diff'rent varieties 'f peppers. 've gotten a few maters, nothin' like last year though. the peppers're all doin' great. i'm hopin' there's 'nough fer me to freeze to last 'til next season.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Aug 16
squash needs prepped, raw it's not that good I dont think
@LadyDuck (118842)
• Switzerland
18 Aug 16
Great photo! I would also not be very happy to eat raw squash, but prepared with butter, a bit of garlic and fresh parsley should be good.
• Midland, Michigan
18 Aug 16
I don't know why, but I never quite 'got' that you subbed at the preschool. I knew you talked about the veggies growing there, but I never figured out why you planted them there rather than your own property. Now I know. I never ate corn without cooking it before and I'm surprised those young kids ate it that way. Summer squash is pretty boring whether eaten raw or cooked unless you doctor it up the way that you're planning. I do my doctoring with olive oil and onions too. I had only one little greenpepper and five tomatoes on my one plant. Then I went and cleaned our eaves with chemicals on Monday and didn't think about covering the pot with the plants. So, I've since removed the plants to kraft bags after removing the fruit. I can clean that thoroughly before using them I think.