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Summer Squash - Harvest, Storage, and Cooking

Summer Squash Gardening
May 17
2021
  By Savannah

When and How to Harvest

❁ For best taste, harvest while the skin is still tender (not tough) and smooth (not bumpy).

❁ Gently but firmly grab the squash near the end away from the plant. Lift up and twist to remove.

❁ Harvest often, to encourage the plant to produce more squash.

❁ If you missed picking a squash, and it grows large, remove it. This helps the plant put its energy into growing new squash.

Storage and Cooking

❁ You can remove the seeds and use the flesh of larger squash in baked goods, pancakes, or soups.