Squash is one of the easiest vegetables to harvest. Simply wait until the stem and vine are dried up and are light brown or smoky in color. Then pick the squash and either the stem will fall off or sometimes the stem stays attached to the squash and the stem separates from the vine (both ways are fine for harvesting).
Store in a cool dry place and enjoy when you desire (I once had a "Hubbard" squash last an entire year). The squash shown in these pictures are speckled squash and "sweet mamma" squash - when stored correctly these 2 squash vareties should last into late January or February (depending on what kind of winter you have).
|The stem and vine have dried and the squash is ready to be picked|