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Spaghetti Squash - a couple of mine are starting to rot...

Hi all

I've just recently come back from a week away...  I've got 8 - 10 spaghetti squashes in the garden.  The plants have pretty much gone completely now, but the squashes are still on the vine.  I noticed this morning that a couple of them were lighter coloured at the stem end, and upon looking further and giving them a prod I found that they are rotting and have gone soft where it is lighter coloured.

Does anyone know why this is happening and what I can do to prevent it happening with the other squashes?  I've also got some butternuts and uchiki kuris and want to make sure they'll be ok if possible.  Some will need to be stored long term over winter... 

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Many thanks





  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,721

    If the plants are dead then you should pick them all and bring them inside, it looks like it could be cold damage to me, If the vines are brown then they are not going to be getting any more nutrition from them anyway. My uchiki kuri were in a month ago as soon as temperatures started to drop overnight.

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