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    Somebody Guest

    Default squash with small scratches

    Got a nice sized yellow squash from the garden, but it has small scratches
    on one side. Think it's still safe to eat? Don't seem to have broken the
    surface much. Must have been the chipmunk or some small critter?



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    sf Guest

    Default Re: squash with small scratches

    On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 20:11:21 -0400, "Somebody"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Got a nice sized yellow squash from the garden, but it has small scratches
    > on one side. Think it's still safe to eat? Don't seem to have broken the
    > surface much. Must have been the chipmunk or some small critter?
    >

    I think critters are part of the hazards of growing your own. Don't
    be so squeamish! Wash it and eat it or make it into compost.

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    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: squash with small scratches

    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 20:11:21 -0400, "Somebody"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Got a nice sized yellow squash from the garden, but it has small
    >> scratches
    >> on one side. Think it's still safe to eat? Don't seem to have broken
    >> the
    >> surface much. Must have been the chipmunk or some small critter?
    >>

    > I think critters are part of the hazards of growing your own. Don't
    > be so squeamish! Wash it and eat it or make it into compost.



    The critter? I would love to! They are hard to catch though.



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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: squash with small scratches

    "Somebody" wrote:
    >
    > Got a nice sized yellow squash from the garden, but it has small scratches
    > on one side. Think it's still safe to eat? Don't seem to have broken the
    > surface much. Must have been the chipmunk or some small critter?


    Perfectly safe... probably a slug/snail trail... that's how they feed
    and then the squash skin heals like tree bark, leaving a scar.
    Whenever you find your produce with signs of creepy crawlies and
    especially inside and they are still alive it just proves that your
    produce is more organic than that perfect organic produce at the
    market. Unless you use chemferts nearly everything in a home garden
    will have critter witness marks... those who are paying double for
    their *perfect* organic produce are friggin' imbeciles. There is no
    such thing as organic foods, this planet has long ago ceased being
    organic... you're not organic. Anyone thinks those so called organic
    farmers ain't using chemical insecticides/fertilizers has their head
    up their rectum.

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    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: squash with small scratches

    Somebody wrote:
    >
    > Got a nice sized yellow squash from the garden, but it has small scratches
    > on one side. Think it's still safe to eat? Don't seem to have broken the
    > surface much. Must have been the chipmunk or some small critter?


    I think those marks are from what side was on the ground when growing.
    Or maybe from the harvesting machine. A rodent would have bitten all
    the way through the skin.

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: squash with small scratches

    On Jun 22, 7:11*pm, "Somebody" <tom.ungvar...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > Got a nice sized yellow squash from the garden, but it has small scratches
    > on one side. *Think it's still safe to eat? *Don't seem to have broken the
    > surface much. *Must have been the chipmunk or some small critter?
    >
    >

    If you want nice tender squash, choose the small size. The large
    tastes ok, just a bit tough.


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