I had five "volunteer" acorn squash vines this year and they were growing beautifully, with lots of flowers, and six big acorn squashes--about six to eight inches big. Then, the leaves got blight (or something that looks like it) and the leaves turned yellow. I tried watering at the base of the plants, but with the record heat wave we have had in Washington, all the plants turned yellow and died, despite the watering. Is there any way I can save the squash? Should I leave them on the dead vines, or should I cut them off the vines? And how should I help them ripen?
Thanks so much. Vineeta
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