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We got hit several days ago with 32 degrees in the greenhouse and maybe a degree or so colder outside. Most all tomatoes were fine except the tomatillos which were knocked down but seem OK today. The butternut squash ,however, has most of the leaves gone on all the plants. The vines are still green and we have several still growing squash. I saw this talked about on another thread but can't recall which one. It seems to me that they said the squash will continue to mature but I'm not sure. If anyone knows please advise. The spaghetti squash was not affected.
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I asked that here maybe a week ago or less, and was told that a large green butternut squash I found on a compost pile should continue to ripen. So I went and got it and brought it inside. The skin is indeed slowly changing into a normal butternut squash color. It's not ripe yet, so I can't comment on the taste or texture.
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+1 to what Marc said, plus, it was suggested that a frost or two will make the squash sweeter. I know that frost will make other veggies sweeter as the starch turns to sugar in an attempt to protect itself from the cold, but I haven't had a chance to try it with winter squashes.
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