Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sprouts in my Squash

What happens when you keep spaghetti squash in the house for
8 months?

It starts to sprout!!






I ate it anyway!!
It was my last one...boy I hope they grow well again!!

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12 comments:

Toni said...

I planted a spaghetti squash last week!!! I've never had it before! How do you like to prepare it?

Amy said...

Toni,
Check out this post: http://transplantedgardener.blogspot.com/2010/05/cooking-spaghetti-squash.html.

Amy said...

Ok, for some reason, that doesn't seem to work- Click my blog archive for May 2010, it's the last post on the list for May.

Toni said...

Thanks Amy... oh duh... I forgot all about reading that post! LOOK! I even commented on it! LOL!

Amy said...

That's ok, we read a lot of things :-)

Toni said...

So true Amy!!! Well goodnight!!!

Annie's Granny said...

Cool beans! Are you going to plant the sprouts? I always get a kick out of the baby peppers inside the big peppers.

Kris said...

OK, I just have to know -- did you plant those seeds that had sprouted in that squash? It would be like having your squash and eating it too. :-D

Ribbit said...

I had one do that before. It tasted a bit off to me. I hope yours was better!

Amy said...

Sadly, no I didn't plant the sprouts (though I love the "have your squash & eat it too!!). It's a hybrid so I didn't know what I might get. The spaghetti is the most vigorous grower in my garden and I want them to grow LITTLE squashes. :-)

Amy said...

Ribbit, mine didn't taste off but I don't think it would have made it much longer before it did. I got a slight whiff of a musty smell when I cut into it but when I smelled the squash itself, it smelled fine. Could have been the compost bucket nearby that needed cleaning, I'm not sure.

Petronius Arbiter II said...

I once had a seed of a Watermelon Beefsteak tomato that sprouted inside the tomato. I couldn't bear to throw it out, so I planted it in a styrofoam coffee cup and moved it up to a bigger pot over the winter. Kept it alive on a sunny windowsill until spring planting, got a few great big early tomatoes from it. It was just an exceptionally vigorous little seed, and I wish I'd kept the strain going so I still had seeds for it. Unfortunately, though, Watermelon Beefsteak is a very bland-flavored variety. But if I ever have an already-sprouted seed again...