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Asked by Anonymous on April 12, 2011
Spaghetti Squash

I planted about 30 seeds and it seems at least 25 have sprouted. They are now in seeding planter. It is April and I live in Florida. It seems I planted winter squash in summer. HELP. Can I salvage these plants?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Winter squash does not mean it is grown in winter. It grows in the summer, just like other squash. It is called winter squash because it will store for the winter, where summer squash will not and must be eaten during the summer.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 11, 2011
Cross-Pollination of Squashes

I intend to grow both spaghetti and zucchini squash. Do I need to worry about cross-pollination? If so, how far apart do they need to be planted?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Squash may require as much as 500 feet between varieties to prevent cross-pollination. However, you only need to worry about cross-pollination of squash if you save the seeds for planting next year.

Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/cross-pollination.htm
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/controlling-cross-pollination.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on July 21, 2011
Squash Vine Dying

One of my squash plants is dying, probably from powdery mildew. All the leaves are yellowing and dying. I’d like to pull the entire plant out now, but there’s a squash on the vine that isn’t ripe yet. If I pick this immature squash, will it continue to ripen? Not sure what kind of squash it is (seed pack was ‘assorted’), but probably acorn, although it looks a little too oblong. Might be spaghetti squash. Also, I’m going to treat the surrounding plants with mixture of baking soda, soap, water and canola oil. Should I rinse plant leaves off after it dries?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Whether it will ripen or not depends on how far into the maturation process it is. If you knock on it and it feels and sounds pretty solid, it will likely continue to ripen after you pick it. But, if it feels soft and almost more like a summer squash than a winter one, it will not be ready to ripen off the vine.

Do not wash the solution off. It needs to stay on to fight the fungus. Just an FYI, make sure the soap you use does not contain bleach. Many soap companies are now adding bleach to their soaps and it will kill the plants.

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Asked by Anonymous on August 15, 2011
Squash Still Green

My spaghetti squash has ‘wilted’. If I pick the green squash, will they continue to ripen?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Sometimes they will. It depends on how close to maturity they were. This article will help you try:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/ripening-green-unripe-squash.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on August 16, 2011
Spaghetti Squash

I planted spaghetti squash and it grew. What a surprise. Now, when do I pick it? I know when I buy them at the farmer’s market they are yellow. Do I wait for them to turn yellow? They are now a light green/whitish color. Please help.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Give them a little more time on the vine and they should turn yellow. This article will help with when to harvest (go to the bottom half of the article): http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/when-to-harvest-squash-best-time-to-pick-winter-or-summer-squash.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on August 17, 2011
Spaghetti Squash

I have a few spaghetti squash questions.

1) I bought seed for spaghetti squash that had a picture of the mature squash on the package; however, my spaghetti squash never seemed to turn yellow. Instead, they are all a very light, light green. Is there something wrong with them? What can I do to change the color?

2) Is spaghetti squash considered a summer or a winter squash?

3) When is the correct time to harvest them?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

1) They may not be ripe yet. Give them a little more time on the vine and they should turn yellow.

2) It is a winter squash.

3) This article will help with when to harvest (go to the bottom half of the article): http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/when-to-harvest-squash-best-time-to-pick-winter-or-summer-squash.htm

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Asked by bigted on September 15, 2011
Spaghetti Squash

When is spaghetti squash ripe and ready to pick, and how should it be stored?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This article will help with when to harvest (go to the bottom half of the article): http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/when-to-harvest-squash-best-time-to-pick-winter-or-summer-squash.htm

The squash can be stored in at room temperature in a somewhat cool and dark location, like in a basement or pantry, for about a month. Keep it dry.

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