Squash (vegetable)

There are many varieties of squash, including summer and winter types. They are used in many different types of dishes. A couple of popular varieties are acorn squash and butternut squash.

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Squash (vegetable)

How do you get rid of squash bugs on your zucchini without using a pesticide?

I'm from Canada and don't know if you can get this, but it's called "Safer-Soap." It is yellow and comes in a big hard bar. I use a potato peeler to get small shavings, then put some into a spray bottle with tepid water (like you would test a bottle for a baby) and start spraying your plants. Many bug problems are due to the fact people will water during the day, but the best time to water (if possible) is later in the evening just before the sun goes down. I found by doing this I had less bug problems. If you can't find Safer-Soap, then go to your garden supply store and tell them your problem and they can recommend many environmentally safe products for this problem. ... nit picking Technically speaking what you are looking for IS a pesticide as it kills pests, which is exactly what the word means. It is also a chemical pesticide as everything in the world is chemical. Nor is it "natural" as it is processed in a factory... like I said, just some nit picking ... . ... More Check the base of the newly-growing plant, and the soil in the immediate area, for bugs. Make sure that the soil is moist, but not waterlogged. Watering is most effective in the early morning or in the late afternoon/evening, outside of the high evaporation times of 10 a.m.-3 or 5p.m. The adult squash bug is hard-bodied, which blocks some chemical controls from getting through. Insecticidal soap, which can control soft-bodied insects, may work with the soft-bodied young squash bugs. Remove and destroy, from plant part surfaces, the bronze egg masses, which may resemble teeny-tiny red M&Ms. Clear the area of plants and weeds as soon as the zucchini has been harvested, against overwintering squash bugs. I've also found that squash bugs hate mint and chives. You can try planting other things that are supposed to repel the bugs in with your squash. This includes garlic, onion, tansy, radishes, nasturtiums, marigolds, bee balm and mint. Planting your squash later in the season, once the majority of the squash bugs have already hatched and perished can help. Try putting boards down on the ground near squash plants over night. In the AM you can get rid of the bugs that have gathered under the boards. Dust around the plants with diatomaceous earth. Mulch heavily and then cover your plants with floating row cover. tightly secured. I spray plants with an organic repellant made like very hot salad dressing with salad oil (to help it stick to the plants), a little vinegar, lots of garlic, black pepper, hot pepper, some tomatoes, aromatic herbs, mint. Blend it up in water, strain, and spray on plants. Not fool proof, but it definitely seems to help.

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Cooking Times and Temperatures
Squash (vegetable)

How long does it take for Acorn Squash to bake?

A medium acorn squash takes about 30 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees, cook until it begins to soften.

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Calorie Count
Squash (vegetable)

How many calories are in acorn squash?

Squash in general are from 40 ... 80 calories per cup.

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Does butter nut squash have nuts?

No. It does have seeds, though these are not nuts.

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How much protein is in acorn squash?

There is 3.4 grams of protein in a 4 in. diameter acorn squash (raw).

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What is the difference between a squash and pumpkin?

Both grow on a vine, but their taste is totally different. Pumpkin is normally eaten as a desert, where squash is normally eaten only as a vegetable.

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Can you eat squash that has been frozen?

Yes. Frozen vegetables are common, it increases their shelf life.

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How long to boil butternut squash?

Rinse and cut the squash lengthwise. Remove and discard the seeds and excess fiber. May peel skin if desired. Stir-Fry: tender when pierced.

Bake: 400 degrees 30 - 40 minutes, uncovered.

Microwave: 1/2 the squash and microwave for 10 -12 minutes.

Boil: Cut into chunks and boil 7 - 9 minutes.

Steam: Cube and steam for 6 - 8 minutes.

Roast: 400 degrees for 30 - 45 minutes. http://www.seekingsources.com/cooking_butternut_squash.htm

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What is the yield percent of butternut squash?

67.4%

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Do Guinea-pigs eat courgette?

Yes they can.

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Can you eat raw unpeeled butternut squash?

no

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How many carbohydrates in mexican squash?

There's a total of 9g of carbs (in a serving of 1/2 a cup),

2g being dietary fiber and 3g of sugar :)

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What does the inside of squash look like?

The inside of a squash looks just like the inside of a pumpkin. Both are in the squash family.

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How many yellow crookneck squash in a pound?

2-3 medium-sized squash weigh one pound.

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Do you not need to remove Hubbard squash from its shell to cook it?

No. You may cut it in half or quarters, remove the seeds and fibers, pierce the shell a few times with a fork, and bake in a covered baking dish with a little water and salt until tender. Cool and scoop from shell.

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Is there an easy way to peel a butternut squash?

Cut the squash in half the long way, and use a vegetable peeler to remove all of the skin and bitter green hued flesh.

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Are the leaves of yellow squash edible?

They are, in a way. While there are no poisons, they really don't taste great. If you want some better greens, go with kale, broccoli, mustard or collard greens. They have great nutrition and taste better than straw.

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How long does it take to cook an acorn squash?

Bake acorn squash at 400 degrees F. Cook for an hour to an hour fifteen minutes.

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Is a squash a fruit or vegetable?

It's a fruit. Any part of a plant that contains seeds is a fruit. Vegetables are leafy parts or roots, like spinach and carrots. Grains are seeds that don't have a fruit, or grow on the outside of a pant, typically found in grasses like wheat and rice.

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How much squash to make 4 cups cooked?

It takes 245 bottles of squash to make 4 cups cooked. I tested it out to make sure my hypothesis was correct, and it was.

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What is penny pan squash?

I think you mean patty pan squash. Pattypan squash is a quick growing summer squash variety with a slightly nutty taste. In terms of their delicacy, they are more like zucchini, straight neck or crook neck squash -- they certainly aren't as hardy as acorn or spaghetti squash. You can steam, poach or saute them, much like zucchini.

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How do you say butternut squash in Hebrew?

dalorit (דלורית)

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How To

How to dry out bottle neck squash?

Harvest the mature gourd before the first frost and wash the surface with soap and water. Be sure to dry water off thoroughly afterwards. Place in an area with good ventilation out of the way of direct sunlight. Move to a well ventilated dark area after a week and wither hang the gourd or lay it on a rack or screen so that air can flow under the gourd. If you place a gourd on a surface instead of hanging be sure to turn it every couple of weeks. Be sure to remove and throw out any gourds that start to decay. If it produces mold remove it with a little bleach or rubbing alcohol, if the gourd has gone soft in the spot then it will need to be thrown out. The gourd will be completely dry when the outside is hard, it becomes very light, and when you can hear the seeds rattling inside.

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Is butternut squash a starch?

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Do guinea pigs like courgettes?

If you mean zucchinis, then i think they do. if you put some of it in their food bowl, they might nibble it a little. they will most likely eat carrots but im not sure about zucchinis. well, just put some of it in the guinea pigs food bowl and see if they like it then you will know for sure. (please post a message on my board if they dont.) thank you for asking!!

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