Saturday, May 27, 2006

Crookneck Squash

Yellow Crookneck Squash is a summer staple in many gardens and kitchens. The squash are easy to grow and have few pests. They just require room to sprawl and plenty of sun and water.

The young tender fruits can be used raw, steamed, added to soup, sliced and grilled, the list goes on. The most delicious moist non-crumbly corn bread can be made by adding a cup of grated yellow squash to any recipe.

Crooknecks, when left to mature form fairly thick walled gourds. Pictured here is a bird house in my garden fashioned from last years seed squash. No birds have moved in yet . . .

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