[Market-farming] Squash maturity
Glen Eco Farm
glenecofarm at planetcomm.net
Wed Aug 15 20:58:57 EDT 2007
Wow! That must have been some kind of a storm! First immediate question:
Are the vines still attached to the roots? If so I would give them a chance
to muster up enouch energy to regenerate a few new leaves and still mature
the fruit. Has the fruit sized up to maximum size or developed most of it's
color? Here in Virginia's zone 6 climate much of the winter squash has
gotten up to what I would consider mature size. Mine got planted 3 weeks to
a month later than usual and the bigger fruits are not quite mature but if a
calamity like yours were to hit I think they would still have a fighting
chance. If you cut the vines off you know you will take away that chance.
What part of Wisconsin are you in? I have friends near Oseola. I wonder
how they are faring.
Shenandoah Valley in Virginia
PS: The new house is framed up and under roof with most of the wiring and
plumbing done. Drywall hanging is scheduled to begin next week.
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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Squash maturity
> Hi! We were hit with wind and hail Monday night and all my crops are
> destroyed. Was wondering if the vines on winter squash are still
> attached to the fruit -will they continue to mature or should I cut them
> off? I lost my greenhouse and all my veggies and cut flowers but we
> were blessed since lots of people lost houses, barns and much more. Lu
> in Wisconsin
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