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Q.Acorn squash

Zone Holt,Mich. | Anonymous added on September 7, 2017 | Answered

I have an acorn squash patch about 35ft by 50 ft. It has so many leaves that I can’t see where to walk to pick the squash.Can I cut some of the leaves off so I can see where to walk or should I just wait until the leaves die? I really don’t want them to get frost bit.

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Answered on September 8, 2017

A light frost will not harm the ripening fruit, but the leaves may die back. A hard frost below 30 degrees will hurt the fruit. When they are close to harvest, cutting a few leaves will not harm them. If it helps you to see them better, then go ahead and cut a few leaves. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/squash/growing-acorn-squash.htm

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