This year is my first for growing butternut squash. I have picked up some great advice from Italophile (Thanks Italophile) and others on this board and my squashes are doing really well although I havn't fed them yet which I probably should have done.
The question is, when are they ready for harvest? I have several that are about 10" long and they are green and stripy coloured. Do they have to change colour on the vine when they are ready or is that nutty colour one that comes after picking and whilst in storage?
Also, how do I store them and for how long? I am really looking forward to having my first taste from them.
Unfortunately I have mislaid the seed packed and also neglected to make a note of the variety (a T&M one I think).