Re: [gardeners] squash borers

Allen and Judy Merten (
Wed, 01 Jul 1998 22:26:27 -0500

Hi Penny,
    Ask George, fried yellow squash, okra gumbo,Southern Peas ie Purple
Hull, Black Eyed, Crowder, Field, Cream. By the way there is at least 2
Japanese variety of turnips, one is all greens, the other is I think
called Tokyo Garden or Market. Its all white. If you have any German or
Jewish friends ask them about kohlrabi, I bet they know about it. and
turnips is a cool season/climate crop.
    By the way you said your professon influnced your families diet
towards Asian food. What is it if you don't mind me asking. I love Asian
food. I'm a painter.

Happy Gardening


Bastrop Co.,Tx

penny x stamm wrote:

> George et al, I'm gonna sound way out, but really and truly,
> I've never cooked a squash in my entire very long life! Same
> for okra, and btw, what are crowder peas?
> I'm not quite living in New England - just a mite south of it -
> but our veggies are different from yours. We focus on brocolli,
> and I mean lots of brocolli, cauliflower, sting beans, peas,
> carrots, zucchini, cabbage, brussel sprouts, lima beans, onions,
> white potatoes (with a few yams), and lotsa salad makings,
> including Daikon radish and jicama. Oh yes, of course, asparagus
> and corn. And the markets have begun adding hot peppers.. and
> many kinds of mushroom. And snow peas. And spinach, just plain
> good spinach.
> In my home, our diet is influenced by my profession, so we eat
> mostly Chinese food, with a good splash of Greek, Indian, Korean
> and Japanese, as I once explained to George. Once in a blue moon,
> a beautiful charcoaled steak.
> I know lotsa people eat squash. Millions of people eat squash,
> betcha. Never been exposed to 'em. Don't eat turnips or parsnips
> either. Or kolrabi. They're simply not part of our regional fare.
> Penny, NY
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