When and How to Harvest
❁ For best taste, harvest while the skin is still tender (not tough) and smooth (not bumpy).
❁ Gently but firmly grab the squash near the end away from the plant. Lift up and twist to remove.
❁ Harvest often, to encourage the plant to produce more squash.
❁ If you missed picking a squash, and it grows large, remove it. This helps the plant put its energy into growing new squash.
Storage and Cooking
❁ You can remove the seeds and use the flesh of larger squash in baked goods, pancakes, or soups.