How to Save Butternut Squash Seeds*



I want to save some butternut squash seeds. I have washed and dried them. Should I do anything else before planting?



Cure the seeds by laying them out in a single layer on a paper towel to dry. Store them this way in a place that is dry and out of direct sunlight. Once thoroughly dried, in 3 to 7 days, store them in an envelope in a cool dry place.

Planted in spring, the seeds will germinate in soil that is 60 to 105 F, but 95 F is their optimal soil temperature for germination.

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