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With the funny weather we have had I'm wondering what to do with the squash etc , How are others harvesting this year?
Keep an eye on the forecast and bring them in to a cool, frost free place before the first frosts. Make sure you cut at least a one inch stem as short, or no stems, encourage early rotting.
Our butternut squashes took ages and ages to get going - I blame the cold and low light levels. Eventually, by the end of August, they were covered with flowers but, from 3 very healthy vines, we only have one butternut squash to harvest .... we're going to have it for a very special meal
However, I'm hoping that the local farm shop will have some organic Crown Princes as they did last year - last year I bought 4 and stored them in the garage, using them up over the winter and we had some wonderful meals. We used the last one at the end of Feb if I remember correctly.