Sometimes, despite a gardener’s best efforts, the ideal harvest window on a particular vegetable or fruit is missed. This can lead to oversized fruit, overripe fruit, damage from pests, or even theft. In some cases the veggie can be saved for seeds but sometimes it is just a loss. In the case of squash you can save the seeds, but because of the nature of hybrid seeds, and the genetics of the cucurbita genus, there is no guarantee you will get the same type of squash next year. The cabbage will be edible, but less tender and sweet than if it were small. The corianed/cilantro seeds can be collected and used for planting or as a spice.