when are winter squash ready to harvest
"Hi , I live in canton ohio . I am growing two types of winter squash - Acorn , and Butternut . I am having difficulty determining when to pick these fruits. Both appear ready to me , but I feel it is too early based on what I have read . The butternuts are about 8 "" long and look nice and tan . The Acorns are about 6 "" and diameter and dark green . Are these ready to pick ? What should I be looking for ? DO I have to pick these now or can I let them on the vine until fall time ?