Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hardening Off the Butternut Squash

My butternut squash are spending two weeks in the upstairs hallway.  The temperatures are warmer in the upstairs and I am "hardening off" the squash.  This is a process where warmer temperatures (80 to 85 degrees) help the rind to grow harder.  This process will allow the squash to be stored for a longer period of time.  Once they finish their two weeks upstairs, I will bring them downstairs and store in a cool, dark location.

Here's the good news.  The squash vines are still active and I see another six squash growing on the vine!

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