When I pulled out the zucchini plants last week, after the squash vine borers had thoroughly infested the little patch, I first harvested a little pile of the dark squash. Some of it wasn't exactly full-sized, but it has all been good to eat!
In other news - when I was visiting a community garden in Marietta, I saw squash beetles! The larvae are very similar to those of Mexican bean beetles, but the bristles are black.
I haven't seen these yet in my garden, but it would not surprise me if Another Pest of squash plants found its way to my yard.
Hope everyone had a great Independence Day!