A report on this squash harvest. I didn’t have good hopes for the butternuts after picking them so early [there were still faint green lines visible]
But today I got one out for dinner, and it was in perfect condition - not only that, deliciously sweet and tasty. Have to say it was my best harvest ever. The remaining squash are still totally sound - not a sign of shriveling or mold.
From now on, I’m not going to leave my butternuts on the vine til the last minute before frost, I’ll pick them earlier, squirrels or no