When is the kabocha ready to pick?
OK, this is a sort of stupid question, but I have a kabocha vine that's been working on a squash (I'd posted earlier about how the female flowers were all withering), and I'm a newbie gardener, so I'll just ask. I've got a kabocha vine in my little garden plot. It's got a squash on it that's been growing for about a month now - it was the size of a large marble on July 14th. It grew really fast for a while, now it's slowing down. It's also beginning to get a golden-orange undertone to the green of the skin - it's not as big as supermarket kabocha (which is actually where I got the seed) but it seems like the kabocha squash in the store are just green, which makes me wonder - how do I know when it's ready to pick?