Squash, onions, sweet potatoes, potatoes, garlic …. all will store for the best eating in fall and winter. Butternut squash doesn’t taste REALLY good until Thanksgiving and beyond.
Sweet potatoes need time to cure and sweeten. Everyone tries to sell and eat them right after harvest which is much too soon. REALLY good tasting sweet potatoes take time. NOW is a good time. Our sweet potatoes have been in a warm room for a month and are now REALLY good eating. Stash a bunch for November and even December. (Alissa had one sweet potato from last year still alive and well in May of this year!!! She keeps her potatoes, squash, onions, etc., under her kitchen sink.)
Sweet potatoes and squash like 50 to 60 degrees.
Potatoes and onions like 40 degrees.
One squash grower lines her living room walls with her favorite squash. She places her prime squash behind her couch, under her coffee table, on the book shelves. Warm, dry, and safe from bumps and bruises.