I am 8 years old and this is the first time I have planted summer squash.  Thank you for answering my question, because I don't want to pick the squash too soon.
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It is almost impossible to pick a summer squash too soon.  Every fall just before a big frost I pick everything including those that are only an inch or two long -- and they are delicious.  However, the ideal time to pick is when they are about 5 to 6 inches long.  They will be tender and you will not have to peel or deseed them.  If they get a foot or more long, they are still good to eat, but you might have to scoop out the seeds and peel them before cooking.  Good luck.  Gardening is so fun and healthy.  Keep up the good work.
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If you are talking about yellow squash.....they did not get as big this year....5 to 7 inches...............If you mean the green one...that is a zucchini and they get up to 20 inches or more.  They both are firm to touch..........if you leave them on too long they are hard to manage when they get too big.
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