[Homestead] Butternut Squash
waltonrp at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 07:31:14 EDT 2009
I think it was James that said he plants some squashes late so that he has
them ripening in fall. They benefit from cool fall weather, but if they are
ripe, they are ripe and won't hold till fall.
When they are really young and green, they are good to eat like summer
On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 12:59 AM, EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I'm growing Waltham Butternut Squash. I sowed the seed on March 5 and
> transplanted it to the garden, in hills, on April 12. It is supposed to
> be about 100 days. I'm never sure whether you count from seeding or
> from transplanting on something like this, but either way, I have
> ripening squashes on the vine. I was going to pick them until someone
> told me that I should wait until right before frost, that they need the
> cold, like sweet potatoes. So now I am confused. I have lots of ripe
> looking squashes out there, should I leave them alone or pick them and
> store them inside?
> Conflicted, but leaning towards filling up a couple of laundry baskets,
> I am.
> My acorn squash got a late start and is just now blooming. I'm hoping
> that they will ripen before October...they should, but it has been a
> strange year.
> Is anyone growing Hubbards or other winter squashes?
> "Never expect magic from no where" Baringo (Kenyan) working motto
> EarthNSky Farm, NW Georgia, USA
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