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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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I swear, if you sat real still in my garden, you could HEAR the squash growing! Yesterday, I went to help some guy move to earn some extra money. In the morning, I went down to my garden, and picked 18 summer squash and 7 zucchini. Came home after helping haul boxes around all day, and picked the 16 zucchini that had grown up between 8 am and 5 pm! I don't know what I'm going to do with all of them. Is there any way of preserving squash?

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Re: Getting overwhelmed

There must be a way . I have had good luck making zuchini bread and wrapping it in cellophane,then foil and freezing it . Delicious !!

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Not sure, but I would think it could be canned. I have friends who are retired and only live off of what they hunt and grow in their garden. They only go to the grocery 2x every year for staples (they imitate pioneer living - not for everyone - pretty cool, actually). They can EVERYTHING and I mean everything!
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Re: Getting overwhelmed

SHRED like for bread than freeze

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Re: Getting overwhelmed

Just found this recipe for zucchini pickles that I might try.

zuke pickles

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Re: Getting overwhelmed

I wish I could get mine to finish. Mine get about 3" long and rot on the ends. I've had probably 100 zukes on 6 plants and have yet to pick one. I've sprayed for blossom end rot, added epsom salts and lime. Don't know what to do.

I have a couple things I like to do with zukes. Use any bread and butter pickle recipe. Just seed and cube the zukes. It's fabulous. Also, I make stuffed zucchini boats. Slice them long wise, hollow out the seeds. Stuff with burger, tomatoes, rice like stuffed peppers. Bake until done. Zucchini bread is also a favorite.
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Re: Getting overwhelmed

Here's another one for pickled squash:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pickled-Squash/Detail.aspx

Made some the other night and the brine was really good.

Also froze a bunch of them. The instructions I had for freezing squash say to slice them into 1/4 in slices, blanch 3 minutes, and freeze. I'm hoping they freeze well.

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Re: Getting overwhelmed

Put a stand out and sell the surplus.




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Once I start getting some other crops in, esp. my peppers and eggplant, I think I am going to start selling some stuff at this local farmers' market I go to. It only costs $5 to set up a stand, and it's in front of this natural foods co-op so I should be able to clean up with yuppies assuaging their loads of white liberal guilt by playing the "support your local ecology grad student" angle.

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Put a stand out and sell the surplus.
Not sure about your area, but the permit hassles and fees would probably make it cost prohibitive to sell just a small amount of garden veggies.

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