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by phoenix on July 06, 2005 02:27 AM
what would the best method be for me to grow my dozens of spaghetti squash plants? right now they are in a container (pot) about 16 inches. i don't know if i should give them some sort of trellis support,like..say you would for cuckes, or if i should let them "crawl" like pumpkins? i'm hoping i have enough room on my back deck for them to grow. i have noticed flower buds on some of them and i'm getting REAL excited!!!!

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by weezie13 on July 06, 2005 03:45 AM
I am a great believer in experiments...

Do you have enough plants to do half and
half???

Half up a trellis and half just sprawling...
Do half of those with different types of trellis',
fencing, one you'd put a rose bush on, one with fishing line string????

Do the half that's sprawling with just tilled up dirt, the other half with like a landscaped fabric or something..

And let us know which you did, and which is
easier???

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by weezie13 on July 06, 2005 03:47 AM
I'm growing mine up some fencing in a
half moon shape over my raised beds...

Got no camera, or I'd take one and post it..
Sooooooooooooon, I'm hopin'!!!

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by phoenix on July 06, 2005 03:56 AM
i'll definately do that great idea trying 2 methods. should have known you would come up with something thank you weezie [thumb] [kissies]

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by weezie13 on July 08, 2005 02:27 AM
It's frustrating not having the camera..
So many little gizmo's I wanted to take
pictures of in sequence...

But I will get a picture to you...

Have you ever eaten Spaghetti Squash?
I tried it with the speghetti sauce,
just [Frown] couldn't [Razz] get into it...

but I went back to the butter and salt..
Just heavenly....

Some I think put butter and brown sugar???

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by phoenix on July 08, 2005 02:31 AM
i LOVE spaghetti squash!!
never tried the gravy/sauce thing [Razz]
i love it with butter,salt and a few other herbs [thumb]

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by PAR_Gardener on July 09, 2005 11:11 AM
I've grown spagettie squash in the past, but I really didn't know how to prepare it. How do you cook it?

I like to grow all my cubritis (except mellons) on trellises. I'm currently growing ornamental gourds on this 14 ft bamboo trelllis. (I'll enclose a picture tomorrow.) The grower that I got my seeds from said that the lateral branches are the ones that produce fruit, so after the center runner reaches a certain length, he cuts it so the energy of the plant goes into the lateral runners to grow more fruit. I'm going to try it this year, and cut the main runners, if I can find them.

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by weezie13 on July 09, 2005 08:11 PM
PAR_Gardener,

My mom used to have a huge pot she'd boil it
in, big enough for the whole squash...
*like when you'd do corn in or something similar*
And boiled it for about 20 or 30 minutes depending
on size and freshness...
Usually the fressher it is, the quicker it cooks..
(Let it set for a bit, and then slice open,
scoop out seeds and stuff in the middle...
and shredd the "spaghetti" with a fork to give it
the spaghetti texture.

I believe you can bake it as well...
Similar to baking a acorn squash...
**without cutting it up into halves though,
for the spaghetti squash, you would put it
on a baking sheet and pierce it with a fork
or knife to let the steam out while cooking
for about an hour at 375*'s....

(I would imagine you can put it in the microwave too, we cook our acorns in there now, probably would have to do it the same way you'd cook them,
by cutting the squash in half, and removing all the seeds from inside, and then put some butter in the well area where the seeds came out from,
put it in a microwave safe dish first, then butter, then put water in the bottom of the dish,
about 1/2 way up the sides, and cover with a Saranwrap...)
I have heard of a lady that does it in the
slow cooker, butttttttttt, I haven't a clue for
how long or at what temp???
and I like butter and salt to taste...

We tried it once with speghetti sauce,
and it just was not for us...
but you may like it....

some put butter and brown sugar too??

Also, I let mine stand for a wee~bit after it's done cooking, while I'm finishing up the rest of
the dinner too.....

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