40 thoughts on “Squash Blossoms

  1. Nice shot Mike. I love squash blossoms and at the local farmers markets in NY they are really expensive. They are awesome when dipped in egg coated with seasoned bread crumbs then fried.

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  2. I’ve got some of these lovely blossoms myself! I’m just awaiting the arrival of a marauding deer to eat them… or the squash bugs to move in. Either way, I do keep trying… and they are beautiful for a little while!

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  3. Very nice images Mike. I have similar blossoms on my cucumber plants. I’m told I have to trash the male flowers or they’ll pollinate the female and turn the cucumbers sour. As a complete novice in sexing cucumber blossoms, unless there’s already a budding cucumber behind the flower, I’ve been picking them all. Wonder how many potential cucumbers I’ve killed off? I do at least have a cucumber that’s developing nicely but one isn’t going to go very far. Tricky business this gardening lark.. 😉

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    • You are talking to someone who doesn’t know anything about pollination, except for the need of bees, which are fewer all the time. My wife does the gardening here, and it seems I am best suited for manual labor. Hope all is well by you Adrian, and thank you for the comment, my friend.

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  4. BTW Marrows are something else again, zucchini are courgettes here in merry olde England. English English uses the the French word while American English uses the Italian. All very confusing, bit like sexing those blossoms 😀

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      • Yes, he only gets raw food (well chicken and fish are cooked and some kinds of veggies need to be too) and he really likes carrots with zucchini or broccoli 🙂 This instant shit food is pure poison. And they do horrible animal tests for it 😦

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      • ..and it s better for dogs and cats to get natural food. It s not more expansive than to buy shit like Eukanuba or Royal Canin (did you know that in some is not even meat??) and it takes me just 5-10 mins a day to prepare his meals 🙂 What I really wanted to say, hubby is the only one who does not like zucchini, but he has no choice when I m cooking 😉

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  5. Visiting your blog, and reading through the comments, is kind of like having coffee with a bunch of fun people! Lovely images (as always)!

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    • I’ll have my people get in touch with your people and we’ll arrange for group coffee.
      Thanks for the sweet comment Laurie. Be safe today, and everyday.

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      • Thanks, Mike. I hope you’ll check back in a day or so … I’ll be posting about firefighters. As a former wildland firefighter, I can’t help but be thinking about the recent tragedy.

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      • Yeah, I hear that and can well imagine the level of empathy you must feel, being part of that family. I’ll try to remember to check back…

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  6. What a beautiful rich golden yellow and a lovely texture. I don’t know if you can eat the flowers, can you? They certainly look pretty edible to me. I was planning to grow these this year but I lost the seed packet and only found it yesterday, too late to plant. Hopefully they’ll survive till next spring. I hope you enjoy your crop!

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    • So far we have 1 Zucchini and the flowers are edible according to a bunch of comments but I think I’ll stick to chicken and rice noodles. Hi Lorna.

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