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Butternut squash 2014

butternut squash harvest

Our total butternut squash harvest this year was 27.

We like to get them nice and clean before storing them for the Winter.

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Is there a specific time that you recommend when it's good or bad to pick butternut squashes? We were just doing some major garden work yesterday, and stood to look at our 7 or 8 butternuts, wondering at what point they need to come off the vines.
Comment by Stephen Thu Sep 4 09:16:00 2014
Stephen --- Here are some butternut harvesting tips. That said, we jumped the gun a bit this year and harvested the butternuts before some were 100% mature because it's been so wet that I was worried about them rotting (and because whatever usually kills our vines did them in a bit early this year). So, use your best judgment, but in a perfect world, wait until they're all a rich tan.
Comment by anna Thu Sep 4 11:11:48 2014

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