bobloes Posts: 134
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Just cut off two butternut squash and realised that they were not as brown/orange as they would normally be bought from a shop. Can I leave them on a sunny windowsill? They are a good 9 inches long.
Also I have a pumpkin which is about a foot in diameter and beautifully orange. It is in a vulnerable position to a public pavement. Can I cut it off and store it for my gkids?
It is a little early to cut a pumpkin I would not usually do this to mid September but again if you feel it's vulnerable to theft or damage then check the skin if it's fairly hard then cut it and put it in the sun or a bright place as possible to harden up, it should then store no problem.
Mine are still on the vine and just beginning to harden.
It can be roasted, made into pie or my favorite is pumpkin soup, nothing better on a cold day to come home to a hot bowl of soup with crusty bread with lashings of butter