Winter Squash Frost Tolerance?
Can Winter squash tolerate a light frost out in the garden?? I covered them with sheets and straw. But they had little dark spots on them. Will this harm the squash?? Will it still store well??
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A light frost should not harm winter squashes themselves, but may harm or kill the vines. They should still store well. A hard freeze will damage or ruin the squash, so harvest them if any is predicted. Here is more information: