October: Harvesting Winter Squash

Harvesting winter squash after a light frost will give you a sweeter squash but it will also give you a squash that won’t store as well.  When cutting the squash off the plant, leave a 2-4 cm stem on the squash to prolong storage.  Allow the squash to cure by laying it out in a sunny spot for a week.  Curing will harden the skin so that the squash will store better.

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