Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe Today at 2:33 am

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 2:13 am

» Geezer's 17
by sanderson Today at 1:56 am

» garden ready need better weather
by sanderson Today at 1:26 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 1:12 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 11:14 pm

» Old roots
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» Amaranth
by Roseinarosecity Yesterday at 9:09 pm

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 8:24 pm

» New England April 2017
by CAgirlinMA Yesterday at 7:06 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 6:53 pm

» Hello from SE Michigan
by Cindy G Yesterday at 6:17 pm

» Volunteer Lettuce?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 5:29 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:50 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by newbeone Yesterday at 3:34 pm

» Worm Tube?
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:32 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by RC3291 Yesterday at 3:16 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:54 am

» Ants.
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 8:52 am

» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by dstack Yesterday at 6:01 am

» Pallet Wacking
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:13 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:54 am

» April 2015: What to plant in No. California/Central Valley area
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 4/24/2017, 8:22 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 4/24/2017, 5:58 pm

» Mel's Mix shows it is worth its weight in gold
by sanderson 4/24/2017, 4:10 pm

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by RoOsTeR 4/24/2017, 2:33 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by TNGeezer 4/24/2017, 8:57 am

» cucumber beetles
by BeetlesPerSqFt 4/23/2017, 7:48 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard 4/23/2017, 5:09 pm

» First of the Season
by newbeone 4/23/2017, 4:49 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Acorn Squash

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Acorn Squash

Post  walshevak on 6/26/2013, 4:54 pm

This is my first time growing acorn squash.  I have plenty of summer squash and don't really need the acorns at this time and would like to have them for winter.  When are you supposed to harvest them and how do you store them?

Can you see the little acorn in the picture?  It is a medium small one.  I have smaller and bigger.  One of the softball sized ones is turning a darker green.


Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4339
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Acorn Squash

Post  GWN on 6/26/2013, 5:01 pm

acorn squash I believe is a winter squash which means it can be kept for several months. The squash with the tough skins are winter squash and last for months, even if just kept on a counter top.
I keep mine in a cold room
As far as when to harvest, I have always harvested when I had to, since my winter squash have never been ready until the fall, so I will defer that part of the question. COOL that you got one so early, I have only one winter squash fruit so far, an australian butter squash.. But its got LOTS of growing left to do.
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2802
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 60
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Acorn Squash

Post  TxGramma on 6/27/2013, 10:23 am

This  link is from Bonnie plants site Growing Squash if you scroll down to harvest and storage it tells you to harvest when the tough skins resist being punctured by a fingernail. It takes winter squash longer to mature than summer squash, they aren't harvested til fall.

And this link has good info on how to cure and store winter squash. Storing Winter Squash

Good luck!
avatar
TxGramma

Female Posts : 199
Join date : 2013-05-27
Age : 50
Location : Texas 9A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Acorn Squash

Post  NAR56 on 6/27/2013, 2:24 pm

Thanks TxGramma for the link. My summer squash plants are all gone now, but we got many yellow crook neck and zucchini this year. I just read that I need to plant my winter squash now so it will be ready for the fall. I want to plant Acorn and Butternut squash and hopefully it will hold up to our LA Summer heat!
avatar
NAR56

Posts : 144
Join date : 2010-07-18
Location : Baton Rouge, LA, Zone 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Acorn Squash

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum