October 15, 2019 at 5:20 pm Reply
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?October 23, 2019 at 12:58 pm ReplyCarerPrivate messageGreenhorn
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.October 23, 2019 at 1:05 pm Reply
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.October 23, 2019 at 1:19 pm ReplySha-shaPrivate messageGreenhorn
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.November 7, 2019 at 9:05 pm ReplygreensoulPrivate messageGreenhorn
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. 🙂November 7, 2019 at 9:15 pm Reply
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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