Squash Growing - My First Try - The Process in Pictures

My Squash Growing in Pictures

This Hub will show you in pictures what squash looks like when the seeds first sprout and the various stages of growth until they are finally mature enough to pick and eat. The pictures tell of my personal experience growing yellow Summer squash in my very own backyard and if I can do it, so can you. As I said; this is my very first attempt to grow this delectable vegetable and speaking as a true beginner, I think they came out very good.

I dearly love squash but they are so expensive at the grocers these days that I feel they're worth the extra effort.

Below are pictures of my first squash patch. The pictures shown, detail the process of growing them from start to finish. I won't detail the eating of them in pictures though because when it comes to squash I'm a little piggy. :)


Be sure to check out the delicious and easy recipe below the pictures

 My humble squash patch
My humble squash patch
Starting to grow blossoms
Starting to grow blossoms
Getting more and more squash blossoms
Getting more and more squash blossoms
Squash growing with the blossoms still attached.
Squash growing with the blossoms still attached.
Squash are getting bigger and bigger
Squash are getting bigger and bigger
Ready to harvest! YUM :)
Ready to harvest! YUM :)

Summer squash Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Carbohydrate 3.4 g

Dietary fiber 1.1 g

Fat 0.2 g

Protein 1.2 g

Water 95 g

Vitamin C 17 mg (28%)

potassium 262 mg (6%)

Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.14 mg (9%)


Easy Recipe

Squash Recipe-Simple and delicious

This is the simplest yet the tastiest way to prepare fresh squash, at least in my opinion. This recipe requires only 3 main ingredients and takes only about twenty minutes from start to finish.

Ingredients;

4 med. yellow squash

1/4 cup chopped onion

1tbsp. butter-diabetics use fat free margarine

salt (or salt substitute) and pepper-to taste

water

Directions;

1. Wash and slice the squash, put in pot.

2. Chop the onion, add it to the squash

3. Add the butter

4. Add water, just enough to cover the squash and onions.

5. Place on stove top on high heat until it comes to a boil.

6. Reduce heat to medium and let cook until tender about fifteen minutes.

It's now ready to serve.

You can also store this covered in the fridge for several days.


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poetryman6969 19 months ago

A beautiful looking garden. Looks like you ere successful.


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Nice looking garden Becky. Enjoyed your hub. GBY.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

We love squash! Don't have enough room in our yard that gets enough sunlight to grow it however. It just did not thrive in the shade. Lucky you!!! Nice pictures and good sounding recipe. Thanks!


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Wow.. that is brilliant and well done.

Nice and Organic too. :)


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imgreencat 5 years ago from somewhere on planet Earth

Great Hub! Keepus focussed on our food!


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

Hi Money Glitch, My favorite way to prepare squash is very simple. I wrote a hub with the recipe entitled "Squash Recipe-Simple and delicious" here's the link; http://hubpages.com/hub/simplesquashrecipe . Thanks for commenting :)


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas

Wow, great pictures of your adventure with growing squash. How did you prepare it? I like squash, however, I must admit that I don't buy it often. Thanks for sharing your insight on growing squash. :)


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Johnny Parker 5 years ago from Birkenhead, Wirral, North West England

I grew squashes by accident last year as I'd tipped seeds into my compost along with the rest of the peelings. I can't believe how much they grow!!


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma Author

bayoulady, I had a good harvest, learned a few things and am ready to plant another patch this Spring. Thanks for commenting.


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bayoulady 5 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

I always have great success with growing squash. The bees are not as plentiful as they used to be here though. (crop dusting killing them...???????)

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