Squash – Edible

Q: I tossed an overripe straightneck squash in my garden. A very beautiful, healthy plant came up. It is bearing cute little round yellow globes. They look and smell like squash. Are they safe to eat?

A: They are perfectly safe, it’s still a squash but it’s parents were not both crookneck squash – one was one of the globe-shaped cousins.