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10/3/10 8:37 A

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I don't know if you freeze things or not, but I peel and seed mine and then grate them in my food processor. I store them in my Food Saver bags (zip lock would be fine if you smoosh all the air out)...
I use it for soup. When I'm making a pot of soup, about half way thru the cooking time, I put a bag of it in the pot. It cooks like veggie noodles...I do the same with my zucchini's...
You can also use the grated squashes for bread or veggie pancakes.

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9/19/10 10:19 P

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I have a tiny garden, and I am thrilled to say I have 4 butternut squash of good size, and 2 more ripening. It doesn't sound like much, but I only have a 36" square foot garden, and a small space in a couple feet along a fence. Thank you for the hints.

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9/10/10 9:48 A

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butternut squash is YUMMY!



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9/10/10 4:38 A

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I put them on the patio to "cure", bring them in at night to keep animals away, and then store them all over the place because there is no other place. I try to have them all eaten by February.

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9/1/10 9:05 A

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I didn't even think of my garage, although in the winter it would be about the perfect temp (40-50 degrees). I would just need to make sure that no little critters can get to them.

I read on a garden forum where they used just under a tablespoon of bleach in a gallon of water to wash them off. They say it helps kill any surface bacteria and stores longer. Not sure if that's true or not...


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8/31/10 9:45 P

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I don't eat it but my husbands family does so he plants alot of it. He just gets them from the garden and stores them in the basement until we have to turn the furnace on and then they go in the garage.

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I LOVE butternut squash! Our crop is also booming with it this year! I'll pay attention to see if anyone has any answers for us! emoticon



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8/31/10 12:32 P

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I have a ton of butternut squash in my garden this year. Do I need to do anything special to store it over the winter? I usually wash them thoroughly with just a spoonful of bleach to kill any bacteria.
Anyone do anything differently?


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