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Posted by rbl912 MD (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 9:02

I'm growing jack be littles and miniature chinese squash for my wedding in October. I just picked the first squash off the vine and i'm not sure how to store them. I have a cold cement floor basement. Would storing them in a cardboard box on the floor work? I've heard about using a diluted bleach bath to prevent mold. So far there is no mold or visible disease on any of the crop in the garden.

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RE: new to gardening

I'm not in your zone, but last year I had to pick my pumpkins in July as the plants were so wild and ratty looking, they just had to go. I stored the pumpkins on the cooler, shady north side of the house sitting on empty flower pots. I was careful not to let them get wet on the bottom or get any cuts. They lasted past October. Don't know if this would work for you, and don't know about squash.

There is some information if you search "How to Store Pumpkins." Not so sure about the bleach bath.

Nice idea for your wedding, very fun. Best wishes for a wonderful day.

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