Monster Summer Squash

@kareng (57274)
United States
June 11, 2024 6:32pm CST
I have to admit that the garden was neglected for a couple of days after the big storm here last week. It took me a few days to go check on the squash and what a surprise!! Monster squash!! I had two huge summer squashes ready to pick! One was right at 12: long and the other one was over 14" long. Needless to say, we had fresh squash along with our dinner that night. I only cooked half of the 14" one and we had leftovers! The next batch of squash will go into the freezer. How is your garden growing? Any monster veggies? Photo Credit: My Own
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@marguicha (218134)
• Chile
11 Jun
My vegetable garden is very neglected. But I loved your picture and imagined several dishes I could make with it.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
I have got to find a squash casserole recipe. We need something different from sauteing on the stove!! This one seems a bit sweeter than crook neck squash. It's taking some getting used to!
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@MarieCoyle (31985)
15 Jun
@kareng I am sure you are familiar with zucchini bread. You can use yellow squash for it instead, it’s very good! Just shred the squash. If it has a real thin skin, you don’t even have to peel it. I shred it if I have a bunch of it at once, then I freeze it in one cup portions to use later.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
15 Jun
@MarieCoyle Yes, didn't think of that!! Thanks, Marie!
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@wolfgirl569 (99455)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Jun
My green beans are sprouting
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
Yay! Our beets are sprouting here. Never tried them before! Hubby likes them pickled. I don't care for them much.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
15 Jun
@wolfgirl569 I haven't tried them in a LONG time. I will try them if he fixes them--if they make!! The are not looking real good right now.
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@wolfgirl569 (99455)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Jun
@kareng We just buy a jar from the Amish at times for hubby. I don't like them
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@ptrikha_2 (46087)
• India
16 Jun
No garden here. We have some plants in our balcony but some got a bit damaged due to extreme heat - 44 C plus, even with a lot of watering. Waiting for some natural rainwater. Our Balcony space is less for making a Garden.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
18 Jun
Right, you have limited space! I hope you get some rain soon!
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@ptrikha_2 (46087)
• India
18 Jun
@kareng Yes we urgently need rains !!
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@ptrikha_2 (46087)
• India
20 Jun
@kareng Oh 6 months is a big and testing time !
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@LadyDuck (466032)
• Switzerland
12 Jun
My tomatoes show their flowers now, too early for monster veggies. This one in the photo is pretty big.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
My hubby picked the second one today, which was bigger!! Crazy!! I'm used to Crook Neck Squash!! Small or smaller!!
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
@LadyDuck I don't mind the pumpkins being big! The chickens destroy them quickly!
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@LadyDuck (466032)
• Switzerland
14 Jun
@kareng I plant the round Japanese pumpkins, they are never too big.
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@moffittjc (119764)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Jun
The closest thing to a garden I have is all the aloe that is spreading like wildflower in my backyard. But I haven't harvested any of it for consumption purposes. That squash looks amazing. I'm a huge fan of squash. Now makes me hungry for some!
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
I cooked half of that thing and had leftovers. Froze the other half. One big daddy #2 now. He will go straight to the freezer. My husband has already said he has had enough squash for awhile. I need to find a good squash casserole recipe!
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
16 Jun
@moffittjc I am anxious to see how many more will be ready to pick when I get home Sunday or Monday!! I'm babysitting while my daughter has her pool tournament this weekend. She won her last match so still going!! Lots of long matches tonight and delays. Gonna be a long one! I foresee me going home on Monday instead of late Sunday.
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@moffittjc (119764)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Jun
@kareng I don't think I would ever get tired of eating squash!
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@just4him (313768)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jun
That's a nice-looking squash. I like them big like that. I don't find them like that in the stores, but I have gotten them from people who give them away.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
I didn't know they would get *that* big. We always planted Crook Neck Squash and that is what i grew up on as a kid. it was nice and tender though despite the big size!
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
15 Jun
@just4him Crook Neck squash is much more tender when small. I don't see a difference with summer squash. These are cooking up just fine.
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@just4him (313768)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Jun
@kareng People from church would bring them in. Nice large squash and zucchini. I was surprised by how small they were in the store. I like them larger.
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@celticeagle (162586)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jun
Oh, those monsters. I also like them when they are small. So sweet and tasty.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
Yep, but this one cooked up just fine and tender! We always picked the crook neck squash on the smaller side.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
19 Jun
@celticeagle Thank you!
@celticeagle (162586)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Jun
@kareng ......Glad it turned out for you.
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@psanasangma (6919)
• India
12 Jun
Is this ripen one ?
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
Yes, it is!
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@RasmaSandra (75975)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Jun
Hey, that is a really nice-looking squash, I no longer have a garden,
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
Thank you!! The one I my hubby picked today is 14" long and about 6" in diameter! It's bigger than the one in the photo. I'll be blanching and freezing it.
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@kobesbuddy (77137)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jun
Oh my gosh! Those are two very large summer squash, yummy:)
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
15 Jun
@kobesbuddy My hubby is already tired of it!
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
The second one ended up bigger than the first by the time my husband picked it today!! Crazy big! The first one was good!!
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@kobesbuddy (77137)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Jun
@kareng That's a feast, all the summer squash you are enjoying!
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@Ronrybs (18032)
• London, England
13 Jun
Looks like a meal on its own! I only really like Butternut Squash, but I dare say they all taste mostly the same
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
I don't think I have ever tried the Butternut Squash. We usually plant Crook Neck Squash and I find this Summer Squash a bit sweeter than the Crook Neck! Going to have to plant some butternut squash next!
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
15 Jun
@Ronrybs I am about to reorganize my kitchen so I can get to things easier and cook away!
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@Ronrybs (18032)
• London, England
14 Jun
@kareng I pop Butternut squash in the steamer. I also like to mash it into potatoes
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@LindaOHio (164806)
• United States
12 Jun
That's a great looking squash. No vegetable garden here...just flowers. Have a good day.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
Thank you!! We enjoyed it! Now they will be going into the freezer!! My hubby said he has had enough of squash for awhile.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
15 Jun
@LindaOHio I cut it in half and still had leftovers!! I think the freezer will be seeing more of this!!
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@LindaOHio (164806)
• United States
14 Jun
@kareng You're welcome. Yes, that's a LOT of squash to eat at once.
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@sarik1 (6957)
21 Jun
it is nice. i have small balcony .i have little plants. i have no graden.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
23 Jun
Thank you!
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@grenery8 (5395)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Jun
no garden but i respect yours.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
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• United States
12 Jun
Holy Mackerel that squash is a monster. I bet it was good though. No monster veggies here or pee wee ones either.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
It was delicious! I cut it in two, fixed half for a meal and we had leftovers. The other half went into the freezer. Now ready to freeze the second one! It was even bigger!!
@JudyEv (331047)
• Rockingham, Australia
12 Jun
No monster vegies here but I do envy you. I should really plant another butternut pumpkin and see if they will grow here.
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@kareng (57274)
• United States
14 Jun
I just planted a few pumpkin seeds. i would love to get a patch going for the chickens! They love pumpkins and it naturally keeps the worms away, so a good thing to feed them!
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