I just came in from my garden with a basket that has yellow summer squash and zucchini in it. My plants are HUGE, this year... waist high and I've always heard that both these types of squash should be picked before they get too big, full of seeds and tough. Well almost as if they were radioactive I had two of my zucchini and two of my yellow squash blow-up more than 3 inches straight across in diameter and about 8 inches long. I was confused because they still seemed so green... pale, almost whitish yellow on the squash and light, light green on the Z's. But that large made me worry they were too big. So... I brought them in and cut into them... they were almost solid flesh, no seeds or very small traces. I know large fruit like this can really zap your plant, but I'm wondering if I could have.. should have let them grow a little longer and get a little more mature. What do you think?