Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

Butternut Squash


 
Most Recent Posts funny
Last post: Margo
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Ado 2
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Greengage
How to install a pond liner and underlay
Last post: ianpools
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
hawthorn
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 14 Jun 2008
Posts: 82
Location: The west

PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Butternut Squash Reply with quote

Hi All, can anyone tell me, How and When i should harvest my Butternut Squash.
_________________
I remember the first time i saw this...I laughed for Days.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLTnacYvvg4
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Blowin
Rank attained: Orchard owner


Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 678
Location: Drimoleague, Co Cork

PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi! - As no-one with greater knowledge has replied to you, we've been eating ours for some weeks now.

The other day we had quite a sharp frost which 'burnt' the foliage so I picked off what was left in case they suffered too.

I'n assuming our crop is over for this year. I hope this helps.

_________________
A novice gardener on newly cultivated, stoney ground.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sirpsycho
Rank attained: Pedunculate oak tree


Joined: 15 Mar 2010
Posts: 341
Location: Stamullen, Co Meath

PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pulled all my own butternut squashes two weeks ago. They weren't getting any bigger so I decided to grab them. After you harvest yours, leave them outside in a sunny position for a day or two (assuming it's dry). This will help harden the skin and they will store better over the winter.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
hawthorn
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 14 Jun 2008
Posts: 82
Location: The west

PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya,
im surprised no one replied a bit quicker to my query, and then two on the same day. I suppose if i googled it or went on to one of the other more dedicated sites i would have got my answer quicker. Thanks to you both for the replies.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)