Young butternuts outside

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    graciaGracia
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    I have a few butternuts outside still very young to harvest. What can I do to save them from autumn cold? Can I cover them with anything so they could continue maturing?

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    carerCarer
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    You can try covering them with plastic but I doubt it will save them that long knowing that squash is very susceptible to mildew when temperature starts to drop down.

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    graciaGracia
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    Oh.. It seems that covering them is not worth the effort according to your comment Carer. If I harvest them now, I don’t even know if they taste good. Next year, I should really start planting quite early.

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    sha-shaSha-sha
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    Hey! Immature or green butternuts are as good as mature or yellow ones. I’ve tried one recipe: breaded young butternut. It was delicious. Just search on the net, there are pretty eassy recipes available.

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    greensoulgreensoul
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    Like you Gracia, I had also immature butternuts last year. Not knowing what to do with it, it went to my compost. Your comment Sha-sha is very helpful!


    In gardening, there’s always something you can’t control.  This makes the experience so humbling. 🙂

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    graciaGracia
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    Hi guys, thanks for your responses. It took me time to get logged in again on this forum so I could only write you back now. I already harvested my butternuts and will try cooking them soon. I really hope I’ll succeed in preparing delicious dishes out of it.

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