GardeningHarvesting Storing and Using Winter Squash

Harvesting Storing and Using Winter Squash

This insightful article on harvesting, storing and using Winter Squash will help a homesteader to have squash long into the winter months. Winter squash comes in varieties that has staggering diversity of fruit size, shape and color.

Harvesting  Storing and Using Winter Squash

Winter squash can be harvested whenever the fruits have turned a deep, solid color and the skin is hard.  Most of the crop is harvested in September or October, before heavy frosts hit the planting area.  When cutting squash from the vine, two inches of stem should remain attached if possible. Information on harvesting and storing winter squash is from Homespun Seasonal Living.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes using different varieties of winter squash:

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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